Friday, May 17, 2013
Top OL/DT draft prospects for 2014
By Andrea Adelson
ESPN expert Mel Kiper wraps up his look at the top prospects for the 2014 draft today with offensive linemen and defensive tackles.
Here is a look at where some ACC players rank:
No. 5 Cameron Erving, Florida State
Tackles: James Hurst, North Carolina
Centers: Bryan Stork, Florida State
Kiper says of Erving: "The Florida State coaching staff is really excited about Erving, and when I took more time to watch him specifically, I can see why. In spring of last year, they converted Erving to tackle after years spent as a good but not great defensive tackle. At 6-6, 310 pounds, Erving is extremely athletic for his size, and he moves his feet to deal with rushers easily."
No. 2 Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
Kiper says of Jernigan: "At a hair under 300 pounds, Jernigan now carries the size of a 4-3 3-tech defensive tackle, but he still has the quickness you'd associate with a defensive end. He can penetrate and not merely disrupt plays, but actually chase down runners and quarterbacks in pursuit."