Northern California was a hot bed for talent in this weekend's NFL Draft.
Six local athletes were selected by NFL teams, two of them on Saturday, joining three others that went in the first round on Thursday.
Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders, born in Stockton, but now from Elk Grove, where he attended Pleasant Grove High School, was selected with the 104th overall selection by the New York Jets, in the fourth round.
Eric Pinkins of Sacramento, a defensive back who played at Inderkum high school in Natomas, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round, No. 208 overall. He recorded 75 tackles last fall and is primed to play cornerback with the defending Super Bowl champions.