Green Bay Packers 2018 roster review: Vince Biegel

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Josh Jones /

Reviewing Vince Biegel’s rookie season with the Green Bay Packers.

Vince Biegel, a fourth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers, didn’t have a rookie year as memorable as he would have hoped.

Wisconsin’s own outside linebacker couldn’t stay healthy, missing the start of the year following foot surgery.

Let’s take a look back at his 2017 season, and what he needs to do this offseason.

Season in review

It was a rookie season to forget for Biegel.

First he was sidelined with a foot injury that required surgery in the spring. This forced him to miss almost the entire offseason program and the start of the 2017 season.

When he finally made his debut, it was difficult to grade his performances. Biegel had little time to prepare for NFL action, and can’t really be judged until he’s had an opportunity to get fully healthy and see the practice field over the summer.

Biegel finished the season having played 121 defensive snaps, according to Pro Football Reference. That worked out at 11.5 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. In that time he made 16 tackles but didn’t record a sack.

Biegel spent more time on special teams, logging 138 snaps, which worked out at 32.70 percent of the team’s special teams snaps.

Looking ahead to 2018 season

Staying healthy is the number one priority for Biegel this offseason.

His offseason surgery put him behind the eight ball. Debuting in midseason with no NFL experience isn’t easy, and he deserves an opportunity to start afresh this spring.

The Packers need reinforcements at outside linebacker to improve a pass rush that lacked consistency. If Biegel can step up and contribute as a depth player, it will help the process.

Assuming Biegel is fully healthy when training camp begins in July, it will be interesting to see how different he looks compared to the end of the 2017 season.

Will Biegel consistently play at a high level? Will he be able to complete 16 regular season games? Those questions will soon be answered.

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