NFL Draft: Giants Select Ohio’s Eric Herman

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With the 225th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Giants drafted Ohio’s Eric Herman. The guard became the first Ohio player selected in this year’s draft, coming off the board in the seventh round.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound lineman was the most consistent starter in his four years for the Bobcats. He started 51 consecutive games in the Green and White, a program record.

Herman was a Second Team All-MAC selection his senior year and anchored the line that paved the way for running back Beau Blankenship, who set the Ohio single-season rushing record with 1,604 yards.

During the draft combine process, Herman led all prospects in the bench press with 36 reps of 225 pounds. He joins a Giants team that went 9-7 in the 2012-13 season and has won two Super Bowls in the past six years.