Report: Former Vol tops at his position in the NFL
Kansas City Chiefs’ star Eric Berry hasn’t just been good in his return to the NFL. He’s been the best safety in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.
Pro Football Focus is an online website known for breaking down every play and every player in the NFL. Subsequently, they offer quantitative assessments of how players are performing. The company has even been contracted by some NFL teams to supply information. Here is what their scouts think of Berry, who played at Tennessee from 2007-09:
Every Safety ranked from best to worst this season: Best: Eric Berry Worst: Trenton Robinson pic.twitter.com/2WAdPg0erR
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 10, 2015
Berry’s ascension is nothing short of spectacular after he missed much of the 2014 season due to treatment f for his case of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Even while undergoing cancer treatment, Berry maintained a strict workout regimen intent on returning to the field this season.
In 12 games played this season, Berry has 49 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes defended. At Tennessee, Berry was a unanimous two-time First-Team All-American. He also won the Jim Thorpe Award after the 2009 season, which is presented to the best defensive back in the nation.