Packers take Vince Biegel.
The Packers take LB Vince Biegel with the first pick in the fourth round. First Wisconsin selection since Jared Abbrederis in 5th '14 draft.
Thompson is definitely not messing around with his defense.
Capers has to be a happy man.
I'm really interested to hear where they intend to play him and what they think he can do in their defense.
At 6-4, 245, he fits the mold of a 3-4 linebacker. Some think he might be more of an outside 4-3 linebacker, but we will see.
I think he should be, but I'm in the minority with that. I think we'll see him there more often this year.
We should be getting Biegel on a conference call shortly.
Lawson has serious injury issues. Biegel has been healthy except for a foot injury that kept him out in
Alonzo Highsmith up to talk about Biegel.
Highsmith on Biegel: Everybody knows who he is and what he represents.
Highsmith on Biegel: He played next to T.J. Watt, but I thought he had his own identity. Very durable player. He does a lot of good things.
Highsmith on Biegel: He's versatile. He can play different positions.
Highsmith: I think he has a knack for playing quarterback. I think he has speed and tenacity.
Highsmith on Biegel: When I visited Pro Day, I was impressed with his versatility. He was flexible. Went about business in the right way.
Highsmith: I've always watched how guys approach the game, how they approach the workouts. Was very impressed with him at workout.
Highsmith: I think you start him at outside linebacker and go from there.
Highsmith: I thought he would go higher than where we got him. I'm glad he fell to us. I hope he has a great career here.
HIghsmith on RBs: If there's one that's there that we like we'll take one. But we'll let the board fall the way it does. We'd love to have a guy who comes in as a horse, but they're hard to find.
Highsmith on trades with 4th: When you own the first pick in the round you get a lot of offers. But I think Ted really liked this kid, Ted wanted to take this kid. Winston Moss is happy about him. Coach McCarthy is happy about him.
Biegel: I had a lot of contact with them. I knew they needed an outside linebacker. I'm excited.
Biegel: I feel like I try to be a professional on the field and off the field. I try to be the smartest football player I can be. Not just understanding what I have to do but what others do on the defense.
Biegel: I had a nice draft party here last night and obviously my name wasn't called. One thing is I'm a religious guy and I trust the process. I wake up this morning and there's 3 minutes left on the Packers' pick and all of a sudden my phone blows up with a call from Green Bay.
Biegel as a pass rusher: If there's an area for improvement it's as a pass rusher, but I think it's a strength in my game. I'll learn from guys like Clay. I'm eager to play. I have a lot of respect for Dom Capers. Wherever they need me I'm excited to help out.
He's 22 years old. Who gets up before noon on a Saturday when you're 22.
Yeah, it's time for them to take a back, but if they can get a pass rusher, they need to do that, too.
I would think it could be one of those two.
By handing in a card that said Vince Biegel.