Packers Select LB Vince Biegel in Fourth Round
With the first pick of the fourth round, the Packers finally addressed their pass rushing void, selecting Wisconsin outside linebacker Vince Biegel. A college teammate of PIttsburgh Steelers first round pick T.J. Watt, Biegel posted multiple productive seasons in Madison.
What are Vince Biegel’s strengths?
- Overall athleticism; good speed and explosive ability
- Plays well against the run and even contributes in coverage
- Incredibly quick in space
- Multiple seasons of productivity
What are Vince Biegel’s weaknesses?
- A tad undersized, but not much
- Needs to get stronger; just 21 reps in the bench press
- Not productive rushing one on one; many sacks came from schemed pressure
- Missed a dozen tackles in 2016
How does Vince Biegel fit with the Packers?
Biegel is as close to a perfect fit as the Packers could hope to get late in the draft. His combine numbers are actually closer to what the Packers traditionally target than his teammate T.J. Watt, and he should be able to contribute as a rotational pass rusher almost immediately. He also has the pedigree of a core special teams player and should be counted on in that phase of the game early on.