July 9, 2012
By Scott Kotick, Seminoles.com
As we continue counting down the top 12 players to watch for 2012, we focus on what could be the most important change on this year's offense.
After switching positions from defensive tackle, Erving has fit right in on the offensive line. After losing Zebrie Sanders this past season to the NFL, there is a big void to fill at offensive tackle.
No matter how well EJ Manuel plays, he has to have protection on his blind side. Enter Cam Erving, whose body type and long arms make him a prototypical left tackle in both college football and in the NFL.
In any offensive scheme, success or failure comes down to how well the offensive line plays. While there be may be many systems out there, football is ultimately won or lost on the line of scrimmage.
That's where Erving fits in so well. He knows how defensive lineman play after spending so long at the position, and can now transfer those skills to protecting Manuel and creating an outstanding running game.
We saw how well that young offensive line played in the bowl game. Now it's time for Erving to step in and be that key piece to make the Seminole offense churn out the points.
Come back tomorrow for another installment of our top 12 for 2012.
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