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Giants Roster Breakdown: Eric Herman

Can Eric Herman show enough to crack the 53-man roster? The rookie guard certainly appears to have the nastiness.

Eric Herman
Eric Herman

Eric Herman was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round this past April. Can he make the roster? We look at that today as we continue our player-by-player look at the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2012 Season In Review

Herman completed an impressive career at Ohio University by cementing his reputation as a player Ohio offensive line coach Kevin Lightner called "a pure brawler and masher'" with 131 pancake blocks. He finished his collegiate career with 335.5 pancakes. Herman was named to the All-MAC Team twice.

[Related: Herman A 'Tough, Nasty Brawler']

2013 Outlook

The Giants selected Herman in the seventh round and GM Jerry Reese called him "a big, tough, nasty guard" who will create some competition at the guard spot. Kevin Boothe and Chris Snee are the starting guards, with second-year man Brandon Mosley, James Brewer, David Diehl, Jim Cordle and Selvish Capers as possible backups. Herman will likely have to impress during the preseason to make the squad, but he seems like a logical practice squad candidate if he can't crack the season-opening 53-man roster.