2 SDSU Players Picked in NFL Draft

Nat Berhe and Eric Pinkins were drafted by the NY Giants and Seattle Seahawks

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    Nat Berhe (left) and Eric Pinkins (right)

     Apparently, it's good to be a safety on the San Diego State football team.

    Two Aztec safeties were picked up Saturday in the third and final day of the 2014 NFL Draft.

    Nat Berhe, a strong safety, was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round – the 152nd pick overall.

    In the next round, the Seattle Seahawks used the 208th pick overall to snag free safety Eric Pinkins.

    Standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 193 pounds, Berhe was the first San Diego State defensive back since 1999 to earn All-Mountain West honors three years in a row, according to the Associated Press.

    The team captain led SDSU in total tackles in 2012 and 2013, logging 99 tackles and six pass breakups in the last season.

    As for Pinkins, the 6-foot-3, 220 pound player had a solid two-year tackle production while with the Aztecs and gave an exceptional pro-day performance, his NFL draft profile says.

    Pinkins said the Seahawks have talked with him about playing at corner.