Check out this article over at NFL.com. It is an interesting argument. If Berry really could be a shutdown corner, could you imagine Berry and Flowers? With Carr as a nickel? Plus with his speed, Romeo could send Berry on corner blitzes to generate more pressure. We’d still need a safety but it is a damn interesting idea.
Several teams at the top of the draft are debating the potential of moving Eric Berry from safety to cornerback after closely studying him on film and in workouts. His movement skills and instincts would be uncommon for the position, and scouts are intrigued by the possibility of playing him at the game’s premier defensive spot early in his career.
Although Berry never played the position in college, his potential to develop into a “shutdown” corner is worthy of consideration when pondering the impact.
Elite cornerbacks are capable of eliminating an entire side of the field with their superior skill, and their penchant for timely playmaking reduces the number of options available to the quarterback in the route tree.