The Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive back Eric Berry (left with Commissioner Roger Goodell) from Tennessee with the fifth overall selection in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The selection began a run of seven DBs chosen in the first round, matching the opening round record set in 1998 and tied in 2006.
Last year, two defensive backs were selected in the first round and 22 were chosen in Rounds 1-3. Rounds 2-3 of the 2010 NFL Draft will be televised in primetime tonight (6 PM ET on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2).
Below is a positional breakdown of last night’s first round compared with the prior two drafts.