New York Giants’ Young Safeties Poised To Take Next Step
Nat Berhe is relatively more experienced when compared to the other safeties currently on the Giants roster. He appeared in all 16 games in 2014 and recorded 14 total tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams. While he has never started a game, he has had actual in-game snaps which already gives him a slight advantage going into this summer’s training camp.
A 5th round draft selection in 2014 out of San Diego State, Berhe found himself on a roster with established starters Antrel Rolle, Quinton Demps and Stevie Brown. Unlike Bennett Jackson, who was taken in the same draft, Berhe had himself a healthy season, and promising appearances during the regular season. After his rookie campaign, Berhe discovered a blood clot in his calf, and in September, he ruled his season over due to surgery to remove the blood clot.
His 2015 season lost, Berhe was on the mend and is now on schedule to return to full participation after he practiced during OTA’s this spring. NJ.com even lists him and rookie Darian Thompson as “leading” the safety competition.
Berhe would certainly appear to be the most viable option, in terms of actual game experience. But until now, he has shown just about as much as any other safety on the roster. With the nickname “the Missile”, and a wide open camp competition, Berhe has a great opportunity to earn a starting job after an up and down first two years.
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