Eric Berry made news today in Redskins Nation. Many experts, who ended really not knowing anything, were predicting and even sure that the Redskins were going to select Eric Berry. I knew this was going to be perceived as a bad move for the Redskins by the fans and the media, but would it have been really that bad?
Here was the scouting report on him:
Extremely productive Highly athletic Great initial quickness; short-range explosion Nice recovery speed Terrific instincts; anticipates the play Smooth athlete Fluid hips Shows textbook footwork Absolute playmaker Can really lay the wood Physical and violent player Interception machine Does a great job of reading the quarterback’s eyes Gets out of backpedal cleanly and breaks on ball Soft hands Good route recognition Doesn’t miss tackles Elite range in pass coverage Turns INTs into TDs Aggressive against the run Closes in on ball-carrier quickly Scheme and position versatility (FS or SS) Plays through pain Elite skill set Very intelligent Nice work ethic