Eric Berry is scheduled to visit with the Kansas City Chiefs this week and will then head to Washington to meet with the Redskins, according to the Washington Post.
The former Tennessee all-American also will spend time Thursday at Redskins Park. Berry, who will travel to Ashburn after visiting the Kansas City Chiefs, was a big-time playmaker in college. Berry has the best coverage skills of all the draft-eligible safety prospects, some talent evaluators believe.
Although the Redskins, who currently hold the fourth overall pick in the draft, are believed to covet former Oklahoma star quarterback Sam Bradford, the team also has secondary concerns. Former top pick LaRon Landry struggled in coverage and against the run at free safety last season.
If the Redskins did draft Berry, perhaps that move would be part of something bigger to acquire the rights to Bradford.
Well, the “is a safety worth the 5th pick in the draft” argument would certainly be moot if the Redskins decide to take Berry ahead of the Chiefs. It would appear they are more interested in a quarterback or tackle before a safety, but when you have Daniel Snyder involved (much like Al Davis) you never count anything out.
The more interesting note is that the Redskins might have their sights set on Bradford. Would they really be able to get the top pick from the Rams for the fourth and 37th overall picks? Without a third round pick to work with, any dealing Washington wants to do will be severely hampered.