Draft Dossier: Eric Berry


Eric Berry: Free safety, Junior – Tennessee

Height\Weight: 5’11″, 215 lbs

Career stats: 39 games played, 245 tackles, 14 INTs, 17 PDs

40-time: 4.47

Berry is arguably the best overall player in the 2010 draft. He’s fast, physical, competitive and versatile. Can play both man and zone schemes. Is a true ballhawk with soft hands and incredible instincts. Has amazing closing speed and will lower the boom when given the opportunity. Brings leadership and a strong work ethic to the table. Was a three-year starter and two-time unanimous first-team All-American. The best safety prospect since Sean Taylor. Is a surefire top ten selection.

Best attribute: A playmaker capable of taking over games.

Weaknesses: Over-aggressive at times.

Reminds me of: Brian Dawkins, Broncos. Dawk, especially during his prime, was a tenacious and active center fielder who could will a defense to victory. Berry has a similar demeanor.

Why he should be an Eagle: He would fill the hole vacated by Dawk. His skills make him a can’t-miss prospect. The Eagles have shown interest, but the cost to move up to get him would be severe. Unless he slips, which is very unlikely, the chances he’s wearing midnight green Friday morning are slim to none.

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