Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher and offensive linesman Cameron Erving (75) talk with the referee against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s start off the final bowl prospect preview by looking at No. 1 Florida State, who have 15 players in the CBS Draft board. Of those 15 players, 11 players are projected from the first round through the seventh round.
FSU has two players projected for the first round in offensive tackle Cameron Erving and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
As for Erving, the only way he’d become a Texan is if they were to trade down in the draft, but we can still take a quick look at him.
Erving (6-5, 320 pounds) is a redshirt junior who being the fourth-rated offensive tackle could be one of the better OTs in the draft.
Rob Rang of CBS Sports says the following of Erving on the draft analysis:
"“Blends length with surprisingly light feet and flexibility. Shows smooth athleticism in his kick-step to handle speed off the edge as well as the strong hands to latch on and control his opponent.”"
He also talks about some weaknesses of Erving:
"“Aggression sometimes works against Erving. He’ll drop his head on contact, providing defenders opportunities to wash through him. Fails to adjust when blocking on the move, at times.”"
I don’t really know how much the Texans would be interested in an OT, but if they were to take one in the first round, and then a QB with the 33rd overall selection … that could be an idea, but I highly doubt it. I just wanted to profile Erving just in case he would ever pop up on the Texans draft board.