San Diego State S Nat Berhe Says He Met With Steelers At Combine

In an interview with the website Draft Diamonds, San Diego State safety Nat Berhe said the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of three teams that he met with back in February at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

Berhe, a first-team All-Mountain West pick in 2013 after leading his team in tackles (99), is considered by many to be a day-three draft prospect that could potentially go undrafted.

At the combine, Berhe measured in at 5’10” and weighed 193 pounds. He posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.71 seconds to go along with a 35.5 inch vertical jump and 15 reps on the bench.

Berhe is reportedly a high-character kid with good football instincts and a strong motor. He is a bit undersized, however, and has short arms. He likes contact and said as much in his recent interview when asked about his strengths

I’m not afraid to tackle, I respect my peers more than anything else but I’m one of the few guys who will come downhill and hit you in the mouth. If you watch the Hawaii game I was going head to head with Joey Iosefa whose about 240 lbs. If you put that tape on you will instantly see what separates me from the rest. Also I can recognize a play pretty quickly, that’s just a result of me watching a ton of film.

Based on the pre draft visitors the Steelers have had in over the course of the last several weeks, they certainly seem poised to add a strong safety type at some point during the draft. Berhe could be a name to watch for on day three and could quite possibly be an undrafted free agent prospect if not selected.

  • Steelers12328882

    ughh, would be a nice edit into the 7th rd. of my mock draft.

  • ApexSteel

    I’m good on that…

  • cencalsteeler

    Have to give a lot of props to the coaching staff at SDSU. Watched a lot of their games and this team swarms to the ball like bees to a hive!! He does remind me of a younger Clark. Noticed, too, that a lot of his opponents had a tough time getting up after the tackle…would look real nice in black and gold and would probably contribute immediately on special teams.

  • Michelob

    I hope the Steelers also consider another Day 3/UDFA Safety that has been on the other side of the Southside facility for the last 4 years… Jason Hendricks out of PITT. Strong in run support with 8 career interceptions. His Junior year in 2012 was his best season.

  • SFIC

    Well, he seems to have good instincts…but, that’s judging only from the highlights. What do the lowlights indicate?

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I actually like this kid but the downsize is basically those; size, lack of athleticism, and lack of skillset to be a ballhawking safety. Considering we already have Mitchell…. I wouldn’t complain but having a back-up ballhawking safety is nicer.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I think we may get alot of udfa to compete in camp