May 26, 2015; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cameron Erving (74) and defensive lineman Randy Starks (94) during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
One of the biggest stories that will come out of training camp this fall will be if first-round draft pick Cameron Erving cracks the starting lineup and at what position.
Erving spent the Organized Team Activities and the first day of minicamp working all over the offensive line, but absent an injury the only realistic spots he is looking at are right guard and right tackle.
“I actually think it helps me because I do best when I’m challenged,” Erving told Ohio.com. “I’m not saying that one position won’t challenge me, but I’ve never really had a problem with moving around, changing positions. So I don’t feel like it’s going to be an issue now.
“All I can do is do whatever they ask me. I can’t tell you where I’ll be. Maybe one day I’ll be a one-spot guy that has the ability to play anywhere else, but right now, it’s up in the air. I’m just embracing every moment of it and trying to learn everything I can to the best of my ability.”
While DeFilippo won’t commit to placing Erving at one position just yet, he did admit that Erving will “probably” line up at right guard when training camp starts.
“We’ll always mix him in a little bit at center and always mix him in a little bit at left tackle. If I had to guess, I’d say right guard,” DeFilippo said. “Right now, all the tape on Cam’s not going to be pretty because we’re playing him at three different spots, but in the big picture, like I always talk about – I try to think as big picture as I can – it’s going to help us in the fall. It really is. It’s going to help us. The kid is going to have exposure at a lot of spots on the offensive line.”
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