Scott Pioli's history points to Eric Berry


If Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli’s draft history is any indication, Eric Berry may be on his way to Kansas City.

BerryBerrySince he joined the NFL --- Pioli has worked for the Jets, Browns, Ravens and Patriots before taking over as the general manager in Kansas City last year --- Pioli’s teams have drafted in the top 13 picks nine times.

Of those nine times, Pioli’s teams have taken seven defensive players. Five of those players (including Tyson Jackson at No. 3 last year) played collegiately in the SEC. Berry was a safety at Tennessee.

Does this mean the Chiefs will definitely pick Berry? No, of course, not, but it fits Pioli’s pattern? He likes taking defensive players from the ultra-competitive SEC. So, he is likely impressed by Berry.

The Chiefs had a pre-draft visit with Berry last week and he is expected to be seriously considered by the team when the Chiefs pick at No. 5.