Washington Redskins Want Eric Berry?


According to reports, several teams expect the Washington Redskins to seriously consider safety Eric Berry at fourth overall.

Early on, the Redskins were favorites to draft a quarterback with their first overall selection. After acquiring Donovan McNabb, however, the attention switched to the offensive line. Bad news for the Seattle Seahawks, whose focus throughout the draft should be on the offensive line – McNabb-to-Washington likely meant one more offensive tackle would be off the board when Seattle picks sixth overall.

With new rumored interest in Eric Berry, the Redskins would pass on an offensive lineman to obtain the best available defensive back in the 2010 NFL Draft. Good news if you’re a Seahawks fan interested in selecting a top tackle of your choice; bad news if you were hoping Berry would slip and end up in a Seattle uniform.

Smokescreens aren’t unheard of, especially this close to the draft. Berry to Washington, however, appears at least somewhat credible on the surface. The Redskins have been openly disappointed in current safety Laron Landry, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2007 draft. So discouraged in his development, in fact, they have reportedly tried to package him in trades that would send him elsewhere.

If Washington does select Berry, it is likely Seattle will have its choice between Russell Okung or Trent Williams. Of course, none of Pete Carroll’s “tweets” yesterday showed interest in either player.

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