Of course the Green Bay Packers drafted former Wisconsin LB Vince Biegel
Some things you can see from a mile away.
Vince Biegel playing for the Green Bay Packers was one of them.
The former Wisconsin linebacker will indeed stay home and play for his childhood favorite team. The Packers drafted Biegel with the first pick of the fourth round in the 2017 NFL draft.
Wisconsin I can't wait to stay home!!!! #HomeGrown
— Vince Biegel (@VinceBiegel) April 29, 2017
Biegel, who was named after Vince Lombardi, will get a chance to thrive in the Packers’ 3-4 defense. That was after one of the better careers for a Badger linebacker.
The former four-star recruit could’ve declared early for the NFL draft last year. Instead, he returned to Wisconsin to be a captain and get his degree.
Despite a midseason injury, Biegel finished his career tied for Wisconsin’s all-time record of 54 games played. His 21.5 sacks were seventh in school history and his 39.5 tackles for loss ranked 10th. Even better, Biegel was the leader of Wisconsin’s winningest senior class in program history (41-13).
Now, Biegel will get a chance to live out his childhood dream and play his home games at Lambeau Field.
He was the second Badger linebacker drafted (T.J. Watt went to the Steelers in the first round) and the third Badger overall.