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Browns Use 19th Overall Pick On Cam Erving- Full Analysis

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The Cleveland Browns used their second of two first-round picks on former Florida State center Cameron Erving.

“Cam Erving can play every position on the offensive line and that’s a skill that’s often required as injuries take their toll through a 16-game NFL season.  The Browns clearly read the value in this draft and went with two big guys with their first two selections.  Whatever ‘lucky’ guy lines up under center for Cleveland will have ample protection.”- Charlie Bernstein

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“The Cleveland Browns have had a very big first-round of the NFL Draft, literally. After adding massive defensive tackle Danny Shelton, the Browns added some beef to the offensive line with Florida State’s Cameron Erving. Erving is as versatile an offensive lineman as there is in this draft, and will be a solid addition to Cleveland’s offensive front, immediately. Cameron was once thought to be a second-round pick, but the more NFL teams saw of his skill set and versatility, the more it became clear he wouldn’t get out of Round-1.”- Pat Donovan

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“Uhh… Did someone forgot to let the Browns know this is the one offensive position at which they already have a good player? It seems clear that Erving won’t be playing center with Alex Mack in place. Or that Mack is as good as gone after this season. Either way, I’m scratching my head right now.” – Alex Hickey

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“Many believed the Browns were going to go back to the well at the skill positions in the first round of this draft, as they have in so many drafts in the past. Surprise! Maybe Cleveland has finally figured out that successful teams are built from the inside out. First with Danny Shelton and now with Cameron Erving, the Browns are putting an emphasis on the trenches, and it’s a refreshing change. Erving is arguably the most versatile offensive lineman in the draft and will be a successful fit wherever the Browns decide to put him.” – Devon Jeffreys

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About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.