The Top Five Things Eric Berry Can Do for the Kansas City Chiefs
It has been a a little over a week since the 2010 NFL draft and teams are just now starting to try to fit the pieces to the puzzle.
The Kansas City Chiefs made an outstanding selection with the fifth overall pick in surpassing offensive tackle Russell Okung and drafting the best rookie safety to come out in years. Berry will definitely be a full-time starter from day one and provide a much-needed extra boost to the pass defense. This is a list of the top five best things Eric Berry can do for the new-look Kansas City Chiefs.
5. Eric Berry Will Make Branden Albert a Better Player
I am sure a lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans are reading this and thinking to themselves, how will Eric Berry make Branden Albert better? Well I thought about this, and with the Chiefs passing on Russell Okung in the draft, Eric Berry will put a ton of pressure on Branden Albert to get better—it is as simple as that.
Albert will have to play like he did within in the last remaining games on the Chiefs 2009 schedule when he was completely flawless, run-blocking like a pro and giving up no sacks.
4. Eric Berry Will Turn the Chiefs Secondary into the Best in the AFC West
With the Chiefs already having a pair of young, very good cornerbacks, Eric Berry will provide the remaining piece left in the puzzle of the Chiefs defensive backs.
Brandon Flowers is already at a Pro-Bowl caliber level, Brandon Carr is a very decent corner, and Eric Berry might be Ed Reed version two. I think, before the Chiefs drafted Berry, they wanted to prepare to play against San Diego's passing attack in Week One and drafting Berry made the Chiefs officially no longer easy to pass against.
3. Eric Berry Will Represent the Chiefs in the Next Pro Bowl
I don't know about you Chiefs fans, but I was extremely disappointed that not one single Chiefs player played in the Pro Bowl last season, not even Tamba Hali, Dustin Colquitt, or Brian Waters.
Eric Berry will replace aging veterans Brian Dawkins or Ed Reed on the AFC roster. Berry definitely has the potential to get there. Some experts say he will win Rookie Defensive Player of the Year and others say he will just go to the Pro Bowl.
2. Eric Berry Will Give the Chiefs a Few More Wins
NFL safeties are game-changers. Just look at Troy Polamalu. He is arguably one of the best safeties ever and is a huge game-changer, making big hits and interceptions, and is the Steelers' face of the franchise.
If Eric Berry is in a mold of Troy Polamalu then hey, the Chiefs can get a few more wins. I don't know how many it could be: two, three, or even four. Polamalu is the Steelers' best player—what is Eric Berry's potential?
1. Eric Berry Will Make Arrowhead Stadium Louder
With the combination of new renovations to Arrowhead Stadium and the drafting of Eric Berry, Chiefs fans are going nuts. Arrohwhead Stadium is already the loudest in the NFL.
Chiefs fans are obsessing over the Eric Berry pick, and at the Chiefs draft party fans were going crazy, making Eric Berry fourth in overall jersey sales.
Plus the Chiefs are hosting opening night Monday Night Football against the Chargers—the reason why I think the Chiefs drafted Berry.
Like I said, drafting Eric Berry was to compete against big passing attacks, most notably the Chargers because they pummeled the Chiefs secondary last year.