Jalen Berger
Jalen Berger  RB  Michigan State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jalen Berger
Height
6-1
Weight
205
College
Michigan State
Position
RB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Newark, NJ
76.3
Player Rating
17
PositionRank (RB)
4.58
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
683
Rush AVG
4.6
Rush TDs
6
Receptions
19
Rec YDs
128

Jalen Berger RB Michigan State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jalen Berger RB Michigan State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (43%*)
Overall Rank: #313 Position Rank: #17 (RB)
Height: 6-1 (89%*)
Weight: 205 (27%*)
Weight: 205 (27%*)
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (43%*)
Overall Rank: #313 Position Rank: #17 (RB)
Height: 6-1 (89%*) Weight: 205 (27%*)
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 76.3 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
Rushing:
70%
Break Tackles:
60%
Receiving/Hands:
61%
Pass Blocking:
49%
Run Blocking:
50%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #17
College Games: 19 College Snaps: 548
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #159 Pos Rank: #12
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 94 Stars 247 RATING: 94/100
Ovr Rank: #20 Pos Rank: #6
Draft Profile: Bio
Jalen Berger from Don Bosco Prep High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Berger joined Wisconsin.

In 2020 as a freshman Berger saw action in 4 games for the Badgers as he ran for a decent 301 yards on 60 attempts for a decent 5.0 yards per carry, with 2 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made only 2 receptions for 13 yards.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played just 3 games. and rushed for only 88 yards on 24 carries for only 3.7 ypc, with one TD, with no fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in only 2 receptions for 17 yards.

After the end of the year Berger transferred to Michigan State where as a junior Berger saw action in 12 games for the Spartans. He ran for a decent 678 yards on 148 attempts for a decent 4.6 ypc, with 6 TDs, with 2 fumbles. As a receiver he made a decent 19 receptions for 128 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
  • His passing game skills are strong. He’s a natural hands catcher who turns upfield quickly in the screen game, and Berger shows a great feel for setting up wheel routes.
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.
  • Berger does a nice job with recognition as a pass protector and gives good effort.
  • He’s aggressive and willing, with more than enough size, when asked to chip block or pick up blitzers. He has the potential to be one of the league’s best in that area.
  • He shows good vision and good explosion upfield once he plants his foot. Berger has lateral movement skills and enough speed to threaten big plays. He’s excellent in the passing game, capable of flexing out as a receiver and creating mismatches against linebackers, and he’s a solid back in the screen game.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Berger isn’t going to overwhelm opposing defensive backs with speed and athleticism.
  • Berger sometimes get too upright and fails to run behind his pads.
  • A tall, upright runner who lacks great power as a runner. Not a quick-twitch athlete and is forced to gear down too much. Not very loose throughout his frame; looks tight redirecting. Will dance and leave his feet instead of taking what's there.
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How other scouting services rate Jalen Berger (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
355.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
39.0