DENVER – NOVEMBER 14: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs in action against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
51. Chiefs draft Eric Berry (2010)
Going into the 2010 NFL Draft, the Chiefs were trying to find talent anywhere on the field. The franchise was entering its second (and final) year of the Todd Haley-Scott Pioli brain trust, and was picking fifth-overall. The idea was that the Chiefs could add some speed and perhaps a true difference-maker. They found both in Eric Berry, a highly-touted strong safety from the University of Tennessee. Berry was projected to be the best safety coming out of college since Sean Taylor.
Berry made it to the Chiefs at the fifth spot, and Kansas City landed its star. Berry was an immediate impact player, making the Pro Bowl in his first NFL season and helping the Chiefs to a division title. Kansas City got two more Pro Bowl campaigns out of Berry in the next three seasons. Berry has also been named an All-Pro and beat cancer throughout the 2015 offseason, showcasing the heart that makes him one of the best players and leaders in the game today.