The Northwestern Wildcats have had a mixed bag of success and disappointment over the past few years. Yet, head coach Pat Fitzgerald has one of the best reputations at producing highly regarded athletes for the NFL. While Northwestern’s 2022 NFL Draft scouting reports don’t amount to much, their future prospects certainly aim to buck that trend.
Northwestern 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Northwestern‘s scouting reports for the 2022 NFL Draft are headlined by LB Chris Bergin. Sam Gerak also finds his way to the list — the longtime center has plenty of versatility to his game. Here are the full scouting reports from Northwestern with eyes toward the 2022 NFL Draft.
Chris Bergin, LB
Positives: Safety-sized linebacker who flies around the field making plays. Displays outstanding lateral speed in pursuit, quickly gets outside the numbers, and cuts off the flanks from ball handlers. Incredibly instinctive, breaks down well, and gets depth on pass drops. Remains disciplined with assignments, is very effective playing in space, and shows good change-of-direction skills.
Negatives: Small. Easily controlled at the point of attack. Lacks growth potential.
Analysis: Bergin was a very productive linebacker the past four years at Northwestern and flew under the scouting radar. He comes with average size but could find a role as a strong safety/inside linebacker who stars on special teams.
Sam Gerak, C
Positives: Nice-sized interior offensive lineman who gets the most from his ability. Tough, instinctive, and effectively quarterbacks the offensive line. Quick, shows ability pulling across the line of scrimmage, and stays with the action. Starts with good knee bend and fires off the snap into blocks.
Negatives: Lacks strength and gets rag-dolled in the middle of the line. Doesn’t get movement in run blocking.
Analysis: Gerak is a hard-working lineman with average size, short arms, and minimal athleticism. His ability to play multiple positions on the interior offensive line could help him grab a spot as a backup.