Name: Vince Biegel
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.
- 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.