With the 5th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected S Eric Berry out of Tennessee.
Berry (6’0″, 211) is the type of player a team can build a defense around. He can play any position in the secondary, is a willing participant on special team coverage, and can handle return duties. Known for his outstanding ballhawk skills, he fell seven yards shy of breaking the NCAA all-time record for most yards gained on interception returns.
A three-year starter for the Volunteers, Berry intercepted 14 passes for 494 return yards and scored three touchdowns. He also recorded 245 tackles (157 solo) and three sacks. He was a two-time unanimous All-American (2008 & 2009) and was the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award Winner, given annually to the top defensive back in college football.