NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Eric Berry Among Some of the Underrated

Jack MCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2010

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12: Eric Berry #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on against the UCLA Bruins on September 12, 2009 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. UCLA beat Tennessee 19-15. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Eric Berry is a saftey out of the University of Tennessee. He is the top safety on nearly everyone's draft board. And he is a projected first round pick, most likely being in the top five.

Does this sound like an underrated player?

No. Well, at least not on the outside, but when you look deeper things begin to change.

The past months leading up to the draft have focused on different things. It started with the defensive tackles. Suh and McCoy were all that was talked about for over a month.

Then after the Combine, the focus moved to the quarterbacks. Bradford has moved up everyone's draft boards to the No. 1 spot.

With all the focus on these guys, it's amazing they've talked about Berry at all. His draft talk is dropping because of his lack of publicity.

I've heard him called "The Next Ed Reed." If that's true, he should be the No. 1 overall player on everyone's draft board.

If this guy was talked about as the No. 1, he would be, but that's not happening. Here is my most recent mock draft:

1. Saint Louis Rams - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

2. Detroit Lions - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

3. *Trade*  Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

4. Washington Redskins - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

6. Seattle Seahawks - Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

8. Oakland Raiders - Bruce Campell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida 

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago in Cutler Trade)- Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama

12. Miami Dolphins - Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

13. San Francisco 49ers - Earl Thomas, S, Texas

14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver for 2nd round pick in 2009) - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

15. New York Giants - Brian Price, DT, UCLA

16. Tennessee Titans - Everson Griffen, DE, USC

17. San Francisco 49ers - Joe Haden, CB, Florida

18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa

19. Atlanta Falcons - Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

20. Houston Texans - CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

22. New England Patriots - Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas

23. Green Bay Packers - Charles Brown, OT, USC

24. Philadelphia Eagles - Ricky Sapp, DE/OLB, Clemson

25. Baltimore Ravens - Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

26. Arizona Cardinals - Navorro Bowman, ILB, Penn State

27. Dallas Cowboys - Taylor Mays, S, USC

28. San Diego Chargers - Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State

29. New York Jets - Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

30. Minnesota Vikings - Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State

31. Indianapolis Colts - Mike Iupati, G, Idaho

32. New Orleans Saints - Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

If Cleveland trades up like many experts expect, arguably the best player in the draft could drop as far sixth to Seattle.

Disagree? Leave a comment for my mock draft 5.0.


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