Draft Scout Snapshot: 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
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12/30/12 - G Tony Bergstrom started at right guard in place of the injured Mike Brisiel and alternated with undrafted rookie free Lucas Nix, who was inactive for 15 games.
12/24/12 - OL Tony Bergstrom would play if G Mike Brisiel (concussion) can't go this week.
12/17/12 - OL Tony Bergstrom played 22 snaps as the Raiders went heavy with extra tight-end sets to help with the running game.
11/21/12 - OL Tony Bergstrom had lots of work as an extra tight end in running formations and is expected to have that role continue or be expanded against Cincinnati.
11/18/12 - OL Tony Bergstrom saw his most significant action of the season as an extra tight end for running plays.
11/08/12 - RT Tony Bergstrom, who could see action for the first time, is the brother-in-law of Baltimore linebacker Paul Kruger.
11/07/12 - RT Tony Bergstrom could play against Baltimore, and also get the chance to block his brother-in-law, Baltimore LB Paul Kruger. Bergstrom said he'd try not to focus in on the fact that his brother-in-law is across the line of scrimmage.
"It'd be hard, but you have to do your best," Bergstrom said. "It's just another nameless face out there."
10/19/12 - G/T Tony Bergstrom, a third-round draft pick out of Utah, got on the field for the first time against Atlanta, playing on special teams.
09/11/12 - G Tony Bergstrom, a third-round draft pick, was inactive as the Raiders elected to go with Stefen Wisniewski as the backup at both guard and center.
08/05/12 - OG Tony Bergstrom (Utah) is being prepared as a backup at both left and right guard. His best chance to break through as a starter is on the left, over veteran Cooper Carlisle.