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Around the Kingdom: Eric Berry, 2014 Draft, Yordano Ventura, and Kyle Zimmer


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Ben Nielsen at Arrowhead Addict analyses safety Earl Thomas’ new contract with Seattle and considers what it means for the value of Kansas City’s Eric Berry. Nielsen also notes that, though expensive, Berry might have better bang-for-the-buck value than Thomas:

According to Pro Football Focus, Eric Berry (+14.5) was a better cumulative player than Earl Thomas (+7.5) and Jarius Byrd (+9.9) last season. Even more surprisingly, Berry graded higher in pass coverage than both of those men. This becomes more impressive when one considers Berry was targeted 63 times compared to Thomas and Byrd’s combine 50 targets.

Nick Floyd, also at Arrowhead Addict suggest that the Chiefs focus on defense in the 2014 draft.

At Kings of Kauffman, Tom Barkwell speculates how much rookie Yordano Ventura might be worth. Meanwhile, David Hill asserts that prospect Kyle Zimmerman has a limitless future.

Hill, however, also notes:

Of course, to fulfill that promise, Kyle Zimmer will need to defy the Royals recent history when it has come to pitching prospects.

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