Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports has an interesting article on Tennessee S Eric Berry. Throughout the article he presents glowing reviews of Berry from a couple of GMs and personnel men, including this one:
"This guy has got better cover skills, better hips and fluidity [than Reed]," said one NFC general manager. "... You're talking about a guy who is fast, a very good to excellent athlete, he's got ball skills, he's got tackling skills, he plays with urgency, he's got a nice mind for the game, he brings leadership, and he'll woo people when he interviews with them with his combination of confidence and ability on the field. You can put him in certain situations that are really creative. He's got the toughness to play strong safety, but he can be an interchangeable safety, too."
"He's the complete package."
The point of the article, however, is that because of the economics involved, Berry -- who some teams have rated as the No. 1 player on their board, which is unheard of for a safety -- will likely slip to at least the fifth pick.
Robinson points out that Berry can expect somewhere in the range of $26-28 million in guaranteed money.
Compare that to Antrel Rolle, who the Giants just signed a massive contract worth just (just?) $15 million guaranteed.
I don't know if the Chiefs will draft Berry but I certainly wouldn't put it past them to buck the trend and hand out the largest safety contract in history.