Rookie Watch: Eric Herman

The New York Giants made addressing their offensive line a top priority on draft day. While Syracuse lineman Justin Pugh captured the public's attention, seventh round selection Eric Herman could be New York's diamond in the rough.

Highlights and Low-lights:

For many New York Giants fans the name Eric Herman doesn't ring a bell. Herman is an offensive lineman out of the University of Ohio and was taken in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft by Big Blue. Herman, who was a four year starter at Ohio, was an unknown commodity to most NFL fans including Giants fans when he was chosen in the seventh round. Fans of Big Blue should get to know his name because they are going to see him a lot on the offensive line this season and for years to come.

Recipe for Success:

Herman is the type of player you want on your offensive line. As many members of the Giants organization, including GM Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin, have expressed "Herman is a big physical nasty type of player who can slug it out with the best of them. " The former Ohio standout stands at 6-foot-4 weighing 320 pounds and physically dominated most of the MAC conference during his four year collegiate career. His size, strength and nasty style of play will help bring attitude, toughness and depth to the Giants offensive line. With an offensive line that was riddled by injuries last season Herman gives the Giants a type of player that they can put into the middle of the offensive line when they need to.

Prediction Time:

In this expert's opinion, Herman was a tremendous pick for the Giants in this year's draft. A player of his caliber hardly ever falls into the seventh round. Herman's physical style of play will him to perform well as an offensive guard in the NFL. Even though most Giants fans are paying attention more to the team's first pick in the 2013 draft in offensive lineman Justin Pugh, Herman can make a major impact as well. Combining Herman with Pugh can make a great guard/tackle combo for the Giants for years to come.


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