Chiefs have reasons to think gamble on Cameron Erving will pay off

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The last two years have been anything but easy for new Chiefs offensive tackle Cameron Erving.

who was acquired by the Chiefs last week for a 2018 fifth-round pick,When Erving, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 19th overall pick in 2015, he was hailed as a potential plug-and-play starter, someone with the size, length and agility to make an immediate impact.

Instead, the 6-foot-5, starting 17 out of 32 possible regular-season games for a team that proceeded to go a combined 4-28 during that time., 313-pounder labored through two difficult seasons

” Erving said. “Tough people do.”,“Man … tough times don’t last

Toughness has been required from Erving. From a personal standpoint, as he shifted from guard to center to tackle and never found his groove at any spot., he’s failed to settle into a position

Still, something they made sure to tell Erving immediately upon trading for him., it says a lot about how much the Chiefs still think of his talent that they surrendered a precious draft pick to acquire his services this year

and they wanted to draft me, but things happen,,Authentic Markus Wheatont Jersey“They told me they liked my ability when I was coming out (for the draft),” Erving said.

by the way, was cornerback Marcus Peters unexpectedly being available with the 18th pick,That thing, where the Chiefs took him one spot ahead of Erving.

with the Chiefs’ help,And while the two players’ careers have gone in opposite directions — Peters has made the Pro Bowl twice — the 25-year-old Erving is confident he can, still tap into the potential that caused the Chiefs and many other teams to ponder selecting him in the first round in the first place.

along with believing in yourself,Authentic Connor Shaw Jersey, that’s key,“It means a lot — having people that believe in you,” Erving said. “It’s a good feeling to come to work every day and have those conversations.”

Erving has only been in Kansas City a few days,womens Connor Shaw Jersey>, but he can already sense things will be different than they were in Cleveland.

at Florida State. It feels good to be somewhere where things are in order.”, the organization, it’s a complete 180 as far as the atmosphere around here,“Honestly,”'Authentic Jeff Driskel Jersey, Erving said. “It kind of reminds me college

who has had issues in pass protection in the pros, all areas that led to his struggles in Cleveland., is going to tap into his potential,But if Erving,womens Jeff Driskel Jersey, the onus will be on him to correct his flaws. He says he is committed to taking consistent pass sets, being more patient with his hands and keeping good body balance

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” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said. “We saw the tape and he needs to get better,“We feel we’ll have the ability to correct some technical stuff with his game,womens Dak Prescott Jersey, and I think Cam will tell you when he watches the tape it’s not something that he’s proud of.”

too, where squattier defenders could consistently get leverage on him due to his long arms.[url=http:// www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/tyron-smith-jersey-cheap]womens Tyron Smith Jersey[/url], some that were out of his control. For one,But Veach believes there were other reasons for Erving’s struggles, he essentially struck a line through Erving’s rookie year, when Veach believes he was miscast as a guard

by the way, was a position he hardly played at Florida State,Guard, where he started 37 games at left tackle and five at center.[url=http:// www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/tyron-smith-jersey-cheap]Authentic Tyron Smith Jersey[/url],'

length, and he played guard the entire rookie year.”, speed and the numbers and you think he can play any position,“When he first came out you get enamored by the size,” Veach said.,womens Jason Witten Jersey, “I think when you go back in retrospect and look at his play, the one position that wasn’t going to be a strong suit was guard

where Veach said he started improving, at least until he suffered a lung contusion that cost him a few games. He was eventually moved to right tackle late in the season,So the Browns moved Erving to center last year, where he remained through this preseason — while battling a calf injury — until the trade to Kansas City.

who started 13 games a year ago,[url=http:// www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/jason-witten-jersey-cheap]Authentic Jason Witten Jersey[/url],'The plan is to keep Erving, at tackle — at least initially — and let him get used to that.

he’s going to fit right into this room,[url=http:// www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/nolan...ll-jersey-cheap]womens Nolan Carroll Jersey[/url],“The kid is a tough kid — he’s competitive,” Veach said. “We believe in our staff and we believe in our coaching.”

he’ll essentially turn out to be a low-risk, too., high-upside option as a backup swing tackle. He will only cost the Chiefs approximately $3 million combined in 2017 and 2018,If Erving does pan out as a Chief, and if they opt to pick up his fifth-year option, they’ll have him under club control in 2019

he says,But Erving isn’t worried about any of that right now. He loves the game of football,womens Markus Wheatont Jersey,Authentic Nolan Carroll Jersey, and is committed to getting his career back on track.

because it’s always been important Erving said. “The last two years haven’t changed anything about my love for football,“It’s important to me>'' >[url=http:// www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/zack-martin-jersey-cheap]womens Zack Martin Jersey[/url] about how I feel about the game. I want to be the best I can be.

“I believe in myself — I’ve always believed in myself. And I’m in a place now where I feel like I can do what I need to do. I’m just looking forward.”[url=http:// www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/dak-prescott-jersey-cheap]Authentic Dak Prescott Jersey[/url],”

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