In the recent NFL Combine Results news this 2010, Eric Berry told media confidently that he is the best and ranked first overall in the entire draft. He really looked fast and fluid running his 40-yard dash with a worth-of-praise official time of 4.47. Now that’s fast!
All the defensive backs are running their 40-yard dashes at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and two of the highest rated players, Florida’s Joe Haden and Tenessee’s Eric Berry, each had an up and a down in their runs.
Berry showed that he has good upper body strength too, managing 19 reps in the bench press and showed smooth hips when changing direction in the field drills.
Standing at an impressive size of 5’11 1/2″ and 211 pounds, Berry has been compared to Ravens All-Pro safety Ed Reed. He also told the media during his interviews that he would rather make a play intercepting a pass rather than making the huge hit.
Haden on the other hand, who is the top cornerback, ran a very disappointing 40-yard dash time with an official 4.57.
Yes, I know. 4.57 is fast indeed. But even though a 4.57 is still considered pretty fast, a cornerback needs to run as close to 4.4 as possible.
And why? Because they need speed at their position to be able to run with wide receivers and recovery speed in the secondary is important as well.
Haden disappointed in his vertical leaping ability, while Berry is proving that he is indeed worthy to be included in the top 10.