Monday, April 19, 2010
My Love Letter to Eric Berry
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday night this week in Prime Time. This makes me a little sad as I recall many (well, 4) Saturdays in college spent watching 14 straight hours of Mel Kiper's hair while hungover and waiting to see who the Eagles would pick. Granted, sometimes that meant waiting hours to see we had selected Mike Mamula, Freddie Mitchell, or traded out of the 1st round alltogether. This year, things are going to be different (knock on wood).
With the trade of Donovan McNabb to the Skins and the Sheldon Brown trade to the Browns, we have an embarrassment of riches at the top of the draft board. Five picks in the top 87, to be precise. This is my official plea to my favorite team to please, please, please package the 1st round pick plus some other stuff (a 3rd this year, a 2nd next year) to move up in the draft and select Eric Berry from Tennessee.
Brian Dawkins is my favorite Eagle of all time. It killed me last year to watch Macho Harris and Quintin Demps try and play Free Safety for the birds. Drafting Berry would be putting an ultimate playmaker in the Dawkins mold back in the secondary for the Eagles. A guy that can run, hit, and make plays is exactly what we were missing from that side of the ball last year and I would gladly trade an extra good draft pick to get a guy like Berry.
Please Andy Reid - before you pull the trigger on drafting a lameass offensive lineman from New Mexico or save that extra 2nd round pick to select an undersized LB from Akron, think of me and trade up to get me some Eric Berry - I will buy my new jersey the next day.