Comp & Stats and Scouting
Biegel, in four years at Wisconsin, recorded 131 tackles, 28.5 for loss, had 15 sacks and two forced fumbles. His stat line is similar to former Badger, now Cleveland Brown Joe Schobert. Schobert is a more cerebral player though, while Biegel is a high energy, high motor guy.
Joe Schobert was drafted in the forth round and Biegel is projected to be taken somewhere between rounds four and six. Could the Packers take him with one of their two compensatory 5th round draft choices? Biegel is a high character, high motor guy and a great leader, but at 6’3″ and 246 pounds has been seen as undersized. Other negatives include the previously injured foot that has some scouts saying that Biegel may have a bit of medical red flag and the fact that he is quick to stack and slow to shed make for a mid to late round pick likely.
But off-the-charts character, a high motor, and leadership skills are things that cannot be taught while repertoires and pro skills can. Additionally, while Biegel doesn’t have the length that the Packers seem to want on the outside, he can still add bulk to his frame to gain power and has shown the ability to take on much larger opponents.
One of the hidden values that Vince Biegel could add to the Packers’ team is that I think he will be a special teams stud. We have
While Vince Biegel isn’t going to wow anyone with his size or stats, at the right time, he could be a great pickup for the Packers. Intelligent and relentless, Biegel could develop into a good edge guy but would provide an instant upgrade to the Packers cover teams. While Ted Thompson has seemed to be looking for more length than Biegel offers, he also values versatility and it would not be out of the question to see him snag a guy like Biegel who I think will outlast round four and be available in that fifth round where the Packers have a little extra leeway with a spare pick. Special teams is the forgotten third of American football and a guy like Biegel could be a great value.