Vince Biegel is staying in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin linebacker and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc. native was drafted in the fourth round, 108th overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday afternoon. Biegel was the first player taken on the third day of the draft.
Biegel was the third Wisconsin player selected in the draft and the first since T.J. Watt and Ryan Ramczyk were drafted two picks apart at the end of the first round.
Known for hisÂ signature mullet, Biegel was a key piece of the Wisconsin defense in each of his four seasons in Madison. Biegel had a knack for getting to the quarterback and had 15 sacks at Wisconsin.
At 6-foot-3, 246 pounds, Biegel should be able to help out the Packers defense and special teams units right away as a rookie. Biegel was an All-Big Ten selection in each of the last three seasons.
The news of Biegel’s selection will be great news for Badgers/Packers fans who were hoping that Green Bay would take Watt in the first round. Watt, instead, winded up in Pittsburgh.