The Kansas City Chiefs had a good night on Wednesday, as two of their defensive players were named to the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014. One of the two announced on Wednesday was safety Eric Berry, who came in at number 50 on the countdown.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 12, 2014
Since being drafted with the fifth overall pick by the Chiefs in 2010, Eric Berry has been lights out on defense. His spot on the countdown is well deserved, as he finished the 2013 season with a total of 73 tackles, 10 defended passes, three and a half sacks, three interceptions (two going for touchdowns), and two forced fumbles (both of which he recovered).
Berry is the third Chiefs player to crack the top 100 this year. Derrick Johnson holds the number 64 spot and Justin Houston came in at number 57. Tamba Hali made an appearance on the countdown as well, at number 43.
Five total Chiefs players have been rumored to make the top 100, and four have already been revealed. You’d have to think that the last spot on the countdown would belong to Jamaal Charles. You’d also have to think that Charles would merit a top 10 (possibly even top five) spot.
Getting back to Berry, this is his first appearance on the countdown since 2011 when he came in at number 93. He didn’t make it in 2012 due to missing the entire 2011 season because of being placed on injured reserve. Berry not making it on the 2013 countdown wasn’t too shocking either, considering the team only mustered two wins in 2012.
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had nice words about Berry in the video (which you can watch by clicking here) and said that he thinks Eric Berry will be considered one of the best safeties to ever play in the NFL. Do you agree?
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