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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs, hoping to shore up the NFL's next-to-worst defense, have taken Tennessee safety Eric Berry with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft.
A three-year starter for the Volunteers, Berry is also a member of the National Honor Society who graduated with a 3.75 grade point average.
The Chiefs, 4-12 last season in the first year of the Scott Pioli/Todd Haley regime, will count on him as an instant starter for a team that was 31st overall in total defense and 22nd in pass defense.
In his college career, Berry recorded 245 tackles and intercepted 14 passes, returning them for 494 yards -- just seven yards shy of the NCAA record.
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