Safety first


Tennessee safety Eric Berry entertained the press Sunday at the Combine.

Tennessee's Eric Berry is a likely Top-10 pick this April in the Draft, and he's answering questions from the media at a podium. Like teammate Dan Williams yesterday, he enjoyed playing for defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, and really liked that Kiffin would explain why he was calling a certain play. Berry said he learned a lot more that way.

He also said he left school a year early because he was getting avoided "like the plague", meaning, opposing quarterbacks never threw the ball in his vicinity. That quote got a chuckle or two.

Before Berry, Cornhusker safety Larry Asante spoke at a table with some of the press. He's listed as a strong safety, but just told the reporters that he lined up at left and right safety in Bo Pelini's defensive system. He thinks he could play free or strong safety in the league, and maybe even a little bit of cornerback.

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