Meet the Rookies: Raiders OL Tony Bergstrom

Meet the Rookies: Raiders OL Tony Bergstrom
July 2, 2012, 5:55 pm
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Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie waited two days and 94 picks before he was able to put his stamp on the 2012 NFL Draft.

With the final pick in the 3rd Round, Tony Bergstrom, an offensive tackle who started his final 38 games at the University of Utah, became the latest addition to the Silver and Black.

When I found out it was the Raiders, that was a big deal to me, just that mentality they have - - that tradition of hard-nosed football, Bergstrom said.

GUTIERREZ: Bergstrom far from sexy pick, but a sensible one

The 25-year-old brings maturity to the Rookie class, I think with the age, Ive developed an idea of what it takes to take care of my body. Ive outgrown some of those things that a lot of Rookies get in trouble with, Bergstrom said.

Several reports suggest the 6 5 1st Team All-Pac 12 right tackle could slide in to guard and fight for a starting spot sometime this season.

Bergstrom is wearing uniform No. 70. Keep an eye out on the first player selected in the McKenzie era.