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  • #16
    From his videos he's a great run blocker

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bigjeep View Post
      Eric Herman

      New York Giants

      Seventh Round: 225th Pick

      Ohio University doesn't get a ton of national attention, and that's how a player like Eric Herman can go unnoticed. However, the draft process offers an opportunity for someone like Herman to make a name for himself.

      He has the type of game that will easily translate to the next level. Herman combines natural athleticism and strength with a non-stop motor. NFL teams will quickly fall in love with his competitiveness.



      Strengths Weaknesses
      + Size - High Pad Level
      + Nasty Streak
      + Strength





      Tools

      Height: 6í4Ē

      Weight: 320 pounds

      Arm Length: 32 ľĒ

      40-time: 5.25





      Intangibles/Character: Ohio University benefited from the reliable and high-level play of Eric Herman. He started 40 straight games from his sophomore to senior season. Herman played each of those games with a ton of intensity.

      The image below shows an example of the type of aggressiveness Herman exhibited on every play:


      Hermanstrenghtnasty_original





      System: Hermanís size and raw strength make him a great fit for a power-blocking system. However, he also possesses the quickness off the ball to fit into a zone-blocking scheme. During his time at Ohio, Herman gained a ton of experience in a zone system.





      Pass-Blocking: The most important thing Herman needs to focus on in order to become a complete player is his pass protection. He boasts the athleticism and strength to excel in this area of the game, but he must improve the consistency of his technique.

      Below is a clip that shows Herman in an upright stance that limits his change-of-direction ability, anchor and balance:


      Hermanupright_original

      One thing helping Herman is that his future in the NFL is at the guard position. This will provide him some leeway to clean up his pass-protection technique.





      Run-Blocking: This is the area of Hermanís game where he shows the potential to dominate. He does a great job driving defenders off the ball, quickly getting off the line and gaining inside hand placement.

      The image below is an example of how his quickness off the ball can seal the defender from a hole. He quickly got across the face of the defender and kept him from making a play on the ball.


      Hermanquickoffballandacrossface_original

      This quickness also comes into play when Herman is asked to pull from this guard position. The below clip shows Hermanís ability to remain balanced as he provides a lead block. Donít be surprised if Herman comes off the board earlier than expected.


      Hermanpulling_original

      Teams are going to fall in love with his combination of athleticism, strength and mean streak.





      Blocking in Space: Herman doesnít possess the fluidity to consistently hold up in space. This is why his best position at the next level is at guard. However, heís a good enough athlete to fill in at right tackle in a pinch.

      This is only a real possibility if he does a better job keeping his pads down throughout the play.





      Hand Fighting: Because of his upper body strength, Herman does a good job velcroing to the defender. In both the run and passing game, he always looks to gain inside handsórather than taking the punch-and-recoil approach.

      Herman is absolutely someone capable of controlling the line of scrimmage and the movements of his opponent.





      Recovery: The ability to keep a wide base gives Herman a strong anchor. This allows him to remain balanced after the initial contact and quickly re-set. Opponents have a tough time moving Herman off the line or getting a push on the pocket.

      Hermanís pad level is the one thing that hinders his recovery. When he gets too high, the defender can use his quickness to compromise Hermanís balance. This makes it more difficult for him to then change direction and react to counter moves.





      Technique: Other than some inconsistency with his pad level, Herman plays with good overall technique. He shows a commitment to playing with balance and fighting to gain inside hand placement. These are two of the main keys for all offensive linemen.





      Future Role/Versatility: Herman is a guard, but could potentially play right tackle in a pinch. This doesnít mean a team should go in that direction. Moving him to the outside would really play against his strengths as a player.

      As far as scheme is concerned, Herman features the skills needed to play in either a zone of power-blocking system.
      I think finally I got my wish granted. I was harping all thru out this past weeks the desire to add some mean streak back to our Oline. That kid is a mean SOB. Lets see what coach Pat Flaherty can do with this wild one.
      " Success is never final, but failure can be " B.P.

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      • #18
        Like his pancake blocks, i actually like this pick after i saw the tape. Could replace Snee, and open holes for wilson and brown.. Pugh and Herman Munster over the right side, i like it already

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vcaWidey1Y

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        • #19
          Originally posted by G-Men Surg. View Post
          I think finally I got my wish granted. I was harping all thru out this past weeks the desire to add some mean streak back to our Oline. That kid is a mean SOB. Lets see what coach Pat Flaherty can do with this wild one.
          Whats up with Mosley, mccants, and brewer? all were projects but have yet to see the field. Im assuming Herman is another one of those. Sooner or later we'll hit a HR with a late round olineman

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Eli TO Shockey View Post
            Whats up with Mosley, mccants, and brewer? all were projects but have yet to see the field. Im assuming Herman is another one of those. Sooner or later we'll hit a HR with a late round olineman
            Mc Cants was a turnstile, i like Mosley and Brewer. But both are tackles. Munster could be that guard to open up the run game for Wilson.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Eli TO Shockey View Post
              Whats up with Mosley, mccants, and brewer? all were projects but have yet to see the field. Im assuming Herman is another one of those. Sooner or later we'll hit a HR with a late round olineman
              About the mean side Mosley played in Auburn with toughness and some nastiness but unfortunatly he landed on IR and didn't saw the field of play. About the rest? I love the competitive atmosphere we are going to see this summer and like you said lets hope Reese strikes gold at least with one of those kids.
              " Success is never final, but failure can be " B.P.

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              • #22
                I actually liked that pick, will need some work but we need some youth at OG...

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                • #23
                  Can't wait to see his presentation with the Giants.
                  " Success is never final, but failure can be " B.P.

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                  • #24
                    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YxBMlSFSxo8

                    #77, Herman is one nasty dude

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                    • #25
                      He and Pugh can play patty cake and they'll look like they are kissing...ugh!

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                      • #26
                        Why the heck does he always punch the center before every play????

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by PennState1 View Post
                          Why the heck does he always punch the center before every play????
                          I don't know, but he does it every play

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Carter.525 View Post
                            I don't know, but he does it every play
                            he's letting him know the qb is read for the snap I think

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by King Sully View Post
                              he's letting him know the qb is read for the snap I think
                              For such a big nasty guy, he has real gentle touch..

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                              • #30
                                Our next Rich Seubert?

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