Photo of Nat Berhe
Drafted By: Giants

Combine Results

Grade
5.26 ?
  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

At San Diego State's pro day, Berhe ran the 40 in 4.55 and 4.56 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical and 9-10 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.42 seconds and the three-cone in 7.32 seconds. He had 17 strength lifts.

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/2" Hands

Overview

His last name is pronounced "burr-HEY." Lettered in football and track as a California prep. Redshirted in 2009. Played in 12 games in 2010, including two starts out of the warrior spot, and recorded 39 tackles, four pass breakups and one interception with one tackle for loss. Missed one game with a concussion. Started all 13 games in 2011, with the first six at the "Warrior" and the final seven at "Aztec" (hybrid safety-linebacker positions). Had 67 tackles, four pass breakups and two INTs with 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Led SDSU in total tackles in 2012 and had 94 tackles, five pass breakups and two INTs with two tackles for loss in 13 starts out of the "Aztec." Led the team in tackles in 2013, starting 13 times at "Aztec" and recording 99 tackles, six pass breakups and no INTs with 5.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Instinctive defender with a nose for the ball. Secondary leader. Reads and reacts quickly. Active and energetic -- terrific pursuit effort. Motor runs hot. Plays fast. Good balance and body control. Smooth pedal. Good ball reactions. Disguises coverages. Sells blitzes and baits quarterbacks (see vs. Fresno State's Derek Carr). Tough, confident and competitive. Aggressive tackler. Plays with abandon. Flashes explosive striking ability. Lives and breathes football. Experienced, four-year starter with desirable makeup. Very likable personality.

Weaknesses

Cornerback size with short arms and small hands. Has a light frame with limited weight potential and could stand to get stronger. Plays a bit out of control and will miss some tackles in the open field. Takes some bad angles. Leaks yards when he comes in high and has to grab and drag instead of driving through the ball carrier. Average production on the ball. Limited special-teams experience.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Compactly built, highly competitive strong safety who flies around the field, though he lacks ideal speed. Has the look of a solid backup and core special-teams player with potential to compete for a more prominent role down the line.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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