Biography: Three-year starter who lined up at defensive end in Michigan's 34 system. Senior totals included 45 tackles/12.5 tackles for loss/5.5 sacks after he had 87/8.5/4 as a junior.
Positives: Hardworking defensive lineman who gets the most from his ability. Plays with good lean, keeps his feet moving on contact and works to get off blocks. Competitive, fluid changing direction and plays smart football. Displays the ability to get down the line to chase plays.
Negatives: Possesses a short burst of speed that he cannot sustain. Gets out-positioned from the action by a single blocker or controlled at the point of attack.
Analysis: Van Bergen is an adequate athlete that possesses solid size and some growth potential. He offers the ability to be a reserve at a number of spots on the defensive line and has a special teams mentality.
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