BREAKING – Packers Draft Vince Biegel, LB. Wisconsin 108th Overall

Analysis (Andrew Mertig): Vince Biegel is a 6’3″ 246lb Outside Linebacker out of the University of Wisconsin. Biegel possesses great instincts, which allow him to sniff out running lanes and pursue the ball carrier. He showed decent athleticism for an NFL edge rusher, and provides an excellent punch at initial contact with offensive linemen. He showed a great deal of improvement in zone coverage during his Senior season and in pre-draft workouts.

He needs to improve his frame to hold up in the run game. He’ll need to improve his functional strength to hold up in the NFL. Would like to see him have more variety in his pass rush moves. He’ll be a core special teams player because of his intensity and feel for the game.

Team Fit (Mike Wendlandt): Biegel can step in as one of the hybrid linebackers that this defense needs. With his experience both inside and outside, he can line up in the middle in the base while moving all over the field on passing downs.

With that multi-faceted skill set, Biegel could be another pass rushing chess piece for Dom Capers. And with his non-stop motor, he will be chasing guys all over the field.

Player Comparison (Mike Wendlandt): With Biegel, I see a lot of former Badger Chris Borland with his motor and hybrid abilities.  He doesn’t quite have Borland’s athleticism, but each was a longtime starter who showed consistently top notch effort with solid skills all around.

Rank (Ross Uglem): 67. Biegel is higher on my board than most.  He’s a great fit, and a pretty damn good player.  What a value.  Some prefer him to Watt as a pro prospect.

PFF Draft Guide (Ross Uglem): 11th in pass rush productivity in the entire FBS a season ago.  He was also extremely clutch, ranking inside the top 5 in FBS on 3rd down PRP and 4th quarter PRP.

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  • James C. Drumheller III

    I believe he’ll be an overachiever and great special teams player.

  • Art Libby

    Great pick, Great fit for Packers. Productive hard worker. Positive attitude and influence.