2015 NFL DRAFT

Tony Bergstrom, OT

School: Utah  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 313 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: 3/95 - Tony Bergstrom, G-T, 6-5, 313, Utah...The Raiders like his maturity, versatility and passion. Agile enough to be successful in zone blocking scheme, he'll open as a guard but can move if necessary. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - Reggie McKenzie's interminable wait for his first draft pick as a general manager finally ended at 8 p.m. after 94 players had come off the board over a span of nearly eight hours covering two days. The Raiders selected Utah offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, a pick devoid of any flash but one McKenzie believes has plenty of substance. "I didn't get consumed (with the knowledge that it was my first pick), but I knew it was," McKenzie said. "It's not too fancy, like if you grab a quarterback or a receiver, someone who scores touchdowns. This is a blue-collar position, and he was the best player we had up there." Bergstrom played primarily right tackle at Utah, but worked at guard at the Senior Bowl and will begin his professional career there with the Raiders. "I think this is a versatile player," coach Dennis Allen said. "I think he can play offensive tackle. I think he can play offensive guard. I think he's the type of guy that fits the type of scheme we're going to run here, with some of our zone blocking stuff and his ability to get to the second level. "When you watch tape on him, you can tell this guy loves football." - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - Previously, the latest slot the Raiders ever used on their first selection was No. 54 on Washington defensive end Dave Browning in 1978. The hope of general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen was for depth and players who could compete for roster spots regardless of position, and at best that's what they will get. Tony Bergstrom and fourth-round pick Miles Burris fit the McKenzie mold as players whose love for the details of football and unquestioned effort on the field make them likely contributors. The draft did contain two Al Davis-like picks in defensive linemen Jack Crawford and Christo Bilukidi, gifted athletes who were originally basketball players before taking up the sport late in high school and then playing in college. Unless Bilukidi pans out instantly as an interior presence against the run, the Raiders did not appear to make a move designed to shore up one of the NFL's worst run defenses over the past nine years. BEST PICK: Guard/tackle Tony Bergstrom: Bergstrom has the requisite mobility and skill to be an excellent cut-blocker in the zone blocking scheme. He'll begin as a guard, but if the Raiders want to keep Cooper Carlisle in the lineup they could move him to right tackle and he would have a chance eventually to start there. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - OT Tony Bergstrom, Utah -- A reliable but average athlete, Bergstrom should be a solid tackle but is unlikely to be a special lineman.

02/23/2012 - "It's pretty exciting. I'm one of those guys who's been watching the combine ever since it's been on the NFL Network. To actually be in it is pretty exciting...(37 career starts. Feel you're ready?) Absolutely. We had a great coaching staff at Utah. I've been through a bunch of O-line coaches who all brought something new to the table. Between the three of them I think they prepared me about as well as I could be...(Your best strengths?) I'm a finisher. You watch me on film and I finish players not just plays. I'm really good with my hands. I get my hands inside. I have a good punch on pass blocking...(RT at Utah?) I was mostly right tackle. I played left as a freshman but switched to right and stayed there after that. I'm happy to move anywhere. I played only left guard in the senior bowl and felt like I did alright there. I played a little left tackle my freshman year. I played center in high school. I've heard all of it. I've heard guys say you'll probably move to guard. Whatever. Whatever it takes to win. I want to win...(Married to Paul Kruger's sister). Paul especially has been a great help. I've been talking to him a little bit. He's been giving me advice on what to expect at the next level and throughout this combine process. (He went against Kruger in college.) He kicked my butt every day as a freshman. It was a good time. - Utah OT Tony Bergstrom, 2012 NFL Combine Transcript

10/10/2011 - RT Tony Bergstrom, who missed the last two games because of a knee injury, returned to the starting job against the Sun Devils. TE Jake Murphy, who also missed two games because of a knee injury, made his first career start against Arizona State. - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2011 - RT Tony Bergstrom, who hurt his knee against Brigham Young, missed Saturday's game against Washington. Latu Heimuli, a converted defensive lineman from the preseason, started in Bergstrom's place. - The Sports Xchange

09/26/2011 - RT Tony Bergstrom is having his right knee evaluated after he suffered an injury against BYU. His return date is uncertain. - The Sports Xchange

08/23/2011 - 2011 LOWE'S SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE: Tony Bergstrom, Offensive Tackle, Utah, is one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for excellence both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release. - Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Tony Bergstrom, Utah, OT, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. Bergstrom has started all 26 games at offensive tackle the past two seasons. The second-team all-Mountain West Conference selection led Utah on the line last year with 584 plays over the 10 games that were graded. He did not allow a sack in the regular season. - Utah football

 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: 3/95 - Tony Bergstrom, G-T, 6-5, 313, Utah...The Raiders like his maturity, versatility and passion. Agile enough to be successful in zone blocking scheme, he'll open as a guard but can move if necessary. - The Sports Xchange

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