Saturday, May 10, 2014

Giants draft Berhe, Chargers draft a Giant

Giants select SS Nat Berhe with the 152nd Overall Pick

After a five round wait, the San Diego State Aztecs finally got a player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The New York Giants took strong safety Nat Berhe with the 12th pick of the 5th round. After redshirting in 2009, Berhe started 41 games at the "Aztec" position in Rocky Long's 3-3-5 defense, where he logged a career total of 299 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five interceptions, 20 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble. The three-time All-Mountain West selection was knocked for his size (5-foot-10 & 193 pounds) and called "a safety trapped in a cornerback's body", but his competitive nature and great instincts should give him a chance to compete for playing time as a rookie.
Chargers select NT Ryan Carrethers with the 165th Overall Pick

With Cam Thomas leaving for Pittsburgh during free agency, the Chargers needed a new monster to clog the middle of the defensive line. The Chargers might have found one in Ryan Carrethers, a 6-foot-1 and 337 pound nose tackle out of Arkansas State. His 32 bench reps were tied for third most in the combine, and he claims he can squat 700 pounds. The two-time All-Sun Belt selection was also an undefeated wrestler during his senior year of high school.

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