BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-America honors the past two seasons. Finished his senior season with 54/634/8 after career numbers of 70/840/6 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Ultra-productive pass catching tight end that displays ability as a blocker. Offers the quarterback an imposing target, extends and looks the pass into his hands. Makes the reception in stride effectively using his frame to box out opponents. Works routes, stays low on exit and positions himself to make the catch. Displays terrific concentration and creates a lot of mismatches. Runs well laterally and tough running after the reception. Can shuffle his feet in pass protection, stays square and is always looking to hit someone. Immediately gets out on the second level and removes linebackers from the play. Attacks blocking assignments.
NEGATIVES: Not a tight end who makes a lot of plays into the defensive secondary. Stiff, gathers into routes and seemingly has difficulty adjusting to the errant throw. Does a bit of double catching at times. Must improve the strength of his base.
ANALYSIS: Ultra-productive on the small-school level, Bergen possesses the size/speed numbers to develop into a complete tight end in the NFL. Must improve his overall blocking skills, yet is a solid, middle round selection who could eventually start at the next level.