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Will Cam Erving be a starter for the Browns in 2017?

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 25, 2017
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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Cameron Erving #74 of the Cleveland Browns plays against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Young Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cam Erving is still trying to find his spot among the talented players the Browns boast at center, guard, and tackle. Based on his PFF player grades in 2015 and 2016, will he have a starting role in 2017?

  • Erving has ranked inside the bottom three at his position in each of the last two years in terms of his pass-block efficiency.
  • On 438 passing plays in 2016, Erving was tied for second among centers for total pressures allowed.
  • The Browns this offseason recently signed former Green Bay Packers center J.C. Tretter and former Cincinnati Bengals guard Kevin Zeitler, who ranked ninth and seventh, respectively, at their positions last year.
  • Right tackle is realistically the only spot he can compete at, and with Shon Coleman producing a PFF grade of 72.2 on the small sample of 62 snaps, there may not be a starting spot for the 2015 first-round draft pick on the Browns offensive line in 2017.

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