Just got done reading on PFT that Eric Berry has picked Chad Speck to be his agent! At first glimpse.....this completely makes sense being that Speck's office is in Knoxville. The conspiracy theorist in me sees something else though. I am sure it is nothing....but seeing as others post much more ludicrous ideas than this....thought I would see what the consensus is!
My secondary thought into this is that, Speck also represents the biggest Redskin free agent pick up ever.....in sheer girth and contract value, Albert Haynesworth. Now this may not be a sign of anything....but seeing as how Snyder and Speck appeared to work so efficiently in getting Al's contract done....could this be a direct path to the Skins for Berry? Being as how Snyder has made Speck so much already.....may he try to steer the ship towards Berry for the Skins? I am not sure of who Suh, McCoy, Bradford, Okung, and all have picked for agents, but you would think the choice in agent would be a factor in drafting an athlete as well. Rosenhaus traditionally has a bad name....but so many players are with him....teams are forced to deal with him. Tom Condon with Caa.....I don't know much about him either but hear his name often. Do you think Berry signing with Speck could have any effect on the Skins picking at 4?
Personally....I have no clue. I would think it probably has no bearing.....but was a side of things I have given much thought to....as far as the agents effect on the draft. Maybe some of you guys have some more knowledge on the subject. I hope the Skins pick the best guy at a position of need....if that means Berry....so be it. If it means Okung or Davis.....I am fine with that too. I would prefer the trade down approach......especially at the outside chance that Davis and Okung are both available at #4......we could drop a couple spots and still snag one. Neither has jumped ahead to me. I really like Berry though (I know it isn't our most pressing need and that he is a safety), we haven't had a presence like him in our defensive backfield since ST21.....RIP!