|National Football League Draft Profile - Eric Berry |
|Selection||5 (5 overall)|
|High School||Creekside (Fairburn, Georgia)|
|Recipient of the 2009 Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back...A unanimous All-American selection in 2009 and 2008...Also a First-Team All-SEC honoree as a sophomore and junior...Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2008...A consensus Freshman All-American and second-team all-league pick in 2007...Holds the SEC career record for interception return yards...Ranks fifth in Tennessee history with 14 career receptions, including seven in 2008...A terrific athlete that is expected to be one of the top picks in the draft...Berry possesses outstanding instinct and awareness...Tough, with the ability to deliver a big hit...Productive...Good hands and ball skills...Effective in man and zone coverage...Elusive after an interception...The Chiefs are banking on the fact that opposing teams will need to account for Berry on just about every play. |
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