What they're saying: Eric Herman

May, 2, 2013
We're taking a little closer look at each draft pick and what the Giants' brass is saying about the newcomers.

Seventh-round pick: G Eric Herman, Ohio

Here's our Rapid Reaction on Herman and what the Giants are saying about him:

Jerry Reese: "A big, tough, nasty guard. We really liked him. We’d been looking at him on the board for a while there and we were hoping that if he could get to the seventh row he’d be a nice pick for us at that spot. He’ll create some competition at the guard position –- tough, hard-nosed, big football player."

Marc Ross: "Eric Herman is just a tough, nasty brawler as a guard. I mean this guy is just physical. He likes contact. He plays hard. Not the most gifted athlete, but he’s just a tough guy and he’s big. A big, smart, tough guy and we think he’ll bring a physical presence to the line."

Tom Coughlin: "A tough guy, another offensive lineman. He is a guy that will slug it out and battle with you. So a great spot for him right there."

Analysis: Hearing what the Giants had to say, Herman sounds like he fits the Rich Seubert mold. And that is a good thing. At 6-4, 320-pounds, Herman sounds like a guy who might be able to hold his own if thrust into action in case of injury much like Mitch Petrus initially was for the Giants in spot duty. Perhaps the Giants can develop Herman into something more for the future. For this season, Herman hopes to add to the depth at guard where David Diehl, James Brewer and Justin Pugh all can play if Chris Snee or Kevin Boothe are injured.

Tell us what you think of the Herman addition to the Giants' O-line.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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