A funny thing happened to Eric Herman's summer vacation plans.
He'd circled New York as a destination back in the winter; he just couldn't officially put it on his calendar. Being an NFL Draft prospect brings much uncertainty.
By the last Saturday in April, though, Herman's plans to make his first visit to New York -- and New Jersey -- had been accelerated. The New York Giants selected him in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
For a kid from Oregon, Ohio and Ohio University, he's come a long way. And he hopes he's just getting started.
"It's starting to sink in," Herman said. "This is all real, and I get a chance to go earn a spot playing in the NFL.
"The agency that represents me is based in New York, and back during the pre-draft process I said that once I got settled I'd like to come out and see it for the first time. Life works in strange ways, I guess. I'm loving it so far and ready for training camp."
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