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PFF scouting report: Vince Biegel, LB, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers's Vince Biegel celebrates after a sack during an NCAA college football game against the Troy Trojans Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Name: Vince Biegel

School: Wisconsin

Position fit: 3-4 outside linebacker

Stats to know: 99 pressures on 493 pass rushes the past two seasons.

What he does best:

  • Quick to close coming down the line or out to the edge.
  • Beautiful spin move that he mixes in regularly. Quick and efficient. Will even utilize it after his initial move has been stoned.
  • Fantastic hand placement on first punch. Hits his strike zone around the shoulder pads more often than not.
  • Extremely quick to read runs. Gets in favorable position before offensive linemen can get out of stance.
  • Short-area agility is superb. Can cross tackles’ faces at will.
  • Multiple seasons of productive play.

Biggest concern:

  • Got dominated at the Senior Bowl in one-on-ones although was much more productive in the game (six pressures).
  • Favorable scheme at Wisconsin. Much of his production came unblocked or against tight ends.
  • Very undersized. Almost no threat to bull rush whatsoever.
  • Got taken off the line of scrimmage a lot when attempting to shed a block to make a play.
  • Failed to finish a good number of sacks and ball carriers in space. Missed 12 tackles on only 54 attempts in 2016.
  • Short arms limit his effectiveness on the edge.

Player comparison: Cassius Marsh, Seattle Seahawks

Marsh and Biegel are both active and agile pass rushers whose upside is likely limited by a lack of explosiveness.

Bottom line: Biegel could be a candidate to switch to off-ball linebacker as he dropped into coverage 233 times the past two seasons. If he stays on the edge, Biegel might be pigeonholed as a designated pass-rusher where he could have some success as a weapon on stunts.

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