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Eric Berry

Eric Berry
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Safety

Tennessee


College Position: Safety
School: Tennessee
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
Birthdate:
Draft Projection: Top 5
Overall Rank: 2
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Safety (1)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round with the #5 pick.
Eric Berry is one of the top players in the 2010 draft and fills the Chiefs need for playmaker/difference maker on the defensive side of the ball. He has the versatility to be a centerfielder, play in the box or cover a slot receiver in man coverage. Many were expecting the Chiefs to take an offensive tackle especially with Russell Okung on the board but the Chiefs felt Berry's upside as an Ed Reed-type difference maker was too good to pass up for a team needing talent on both sides of the football.

Strengths

  • A playmaking safety who has been compared to Ed Reed
  • Playmaker - 494 career interception return yards and 3 return TDs
  • Big hitter who excels in run support
  • Excellent range and coverage awareness
  • Has the speed, quickness and agility for man coverage
  • Good instincts both in coverage and against the run
  • Versatile. Some believe his best NFL position could be corner
  • Intelligent
  • A leader with strong character
  • 3 year starter
 

Weaknesses

  • Lacks ideal size for a safety
  • May struggle blitzing up the middle at the next level due to his lack of bulk
  • Would benefit from getting stronger to handle the rigors of the pro game
  • Played in the box a lot in college and will have to adapt to playing further away from the ball in the pros

News

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2010 Pre-Season All Defensive Rookie Team - Aug 22 (Dan Wernery)
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2010 NFL Draft: PRE Pre-Season All-Rookie Team - Defense - May 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC West - May 9 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC North - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Bold Predictions (Wernery edition) - Apr 20 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: 10 Can't-Miss Prospects - Apr 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft Debate: Eric Berry or Gerald McCoy to Tampa Bay? - Mar 23 (Dan Wernery and Chris Maier)
Tim Tebow and the Florida Pro Day: How Did They Do? - Mar 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Bengals Sign WR Antonio Bryant: The Draft Effect - Mar 12 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Debate: What Should Kansas City Do with the 5th Pick? - Mar 9 (Dan Wernery and Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: CB and S - Mar 2 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Chick Fil-a Bowl - Dec 29 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Mount Cody Asserts Himself in Talented 2010 DT Class - Oct 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
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2010 NFL Mock Draft - An Early Look - Sep 30 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Week Two of the 2009 College Football Season - Sep 14 (Dan Wernery)
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2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)

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