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Mel Kiper Jr. is right: the Green Bay Packers should address their pass rush in the first round of this year’s NFL draft.

It’s why the ESPN draft analyst has the Packers taking defensive end Marcus Davenport of UT-San Antonio with their first-round pick, No. 14 overall, in his first mock draft of 2018.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder who had 21.5 career sacks in college was the second pure pass rusher to come off Kiper’s board. The other, N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb, went No. 3 to the Colts. Kiper also had a linebacker — Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds, who’s a potential pass rusher — at No. 12 to the Bengals.

Either way, the Packers would be getting one of the top pass rushers in the draft.

But they shouldn’t stop there. Not with how bereft they were of edge rushers this past season. They had only two players with more than five sacks, and none even came close to double digits. Clay Matthews led the team with 7.5, and Nick Perry had 7.

Matthews will turn 32 this offseason and is entering the final season of his contract. He underwent knee surgery already this offseason and missed two games in 2017 because of other injuries.

Perry, who signed a five-year, $60 million deal, couldn’t follow up his career-best season in 2016 (when he had 11 sacks). He reverted to his oft-injured ways, missing four games.

It’s why new general manager Brian Gutekunst might have to go all-in on pass rushers early in the draft, unless he’s able to find at least one impact rusher in free agency. His predecessor, Ted Thompson, ignored the position in free agency last year until he signed Ahmad Brooks (who had 1.5 sacks all season) at the end of the preseason. He waited until the fourth round of the draft to take an edge rusher, Wisconsin outside linebacker Vince Biegel, whose foot surgery last May all but ruined his rookie year.

It wouldn’t be an upset if Gutekunst drafted multiple pass rushers in this draft. He watched his old boss, Thompson, take defensive backs with his first two picks last year (cornerback Kevin King and safety Josh Jones).

For what it’s worth, Kiper had the Packers taking running back Christian McCaffrey a year ago at this time in his first mock draft of 2017. McCaffrey ended up going much higher, at No. 8 overall to Carolina, and Kiper’s mocks will surely change as draft season progresses.

Fellow ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay’s first 2018 mock draft had the Packers taking a pass rusher, Boston College outside linebacker Harold Landry. Kiper had Landry at No. 25 to the Titans in his first mock.

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Their first four draft picks were designed to help the struggling defense, but the Green Bay Packers got their biggest rookie impact from two of the three running backs they selected on the final day.

Here’s a breakdown of the Packers’ 2017 draft class:

Grade: Below average.

Best rookie: Fourth-round pick Jamaal Williams was the workhorse running back, while fifth-rounder Aaron Jones provided the explosive change. Williams led the Packers in both carries (153) and rushing yards (556), but his average of 3.6 yards per carry suggests he’s more of a plodder. He also might be the more capable back in the passing game, both as a receiver and a blocker. Jones, despite a pair of knee injuries, showed more big-play ability. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry on just 81 attempts (448 yards) and matched Williams with four touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime against Tampa Bay to help the Packers stay alive in the playoff race at the time. Both had at least one 100-yard rushing game, and this duo looks more promising than opening-day starter Ty Montgomery as the future of the Packers’ backfield.

Most improved rookie: This one has to go to an undrafted rookie, punter Justin Vogel. He looked shaky in training camp but progressed as the season went along. He set the franchise record for net punting average (41.6), although a relatively mild weather season at home helped. Still, this spot should be solidified for next season.

Most disappointing rookie: Throughout the offseason practices, Josh Jones was seemingly around the ball at every turn. But the second-round pick couldn’t carry that over when it mattered. He bounced between safety and inside linebacker in the Packers’ nitro package, but other than the overtime interception in Cleveland that set up the game-winning score, he struggled in coverage most of the season. This was a classic case of a player who looked good in helmets and shorts but struggled when the pads came on. Top pick Kevin King also could be thrown into this category, but as cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said during the season, no one saw the real King because when he played, he was limited by a shoulder injury that eventually ended his season and required surgery.

Jury is still out on …: Montravius Adams and Vince Biegel. Both missed the early part of the season because of injuries. Adams, the third-round defensive tackle, broke his foot during the opening week of training camp and played in only one of the first seven games. Biegel, the fourth-round outside linebacker, had foot surgery in May and missed the entire offseason, training camp, the preseason and the first seven games of the regular season. The Packers hoped Adams would bolster their run defense and Biegel would provide some pass rush. Neither happened.

Undrafted rookie evaluation: The most promising undrafted rookie didn’t even see the field until Week 16. Receiver Michael Clark, a 6-foot-6 former college basketball player, caught four passes for 41 yards in the final two games combined. Yes, he struggled with drops, but his length and athletic ability make him a player to watch next summer after he has had a full year to refine his skills. Cornerback Lenzy Pipkins also looks like he might have potential.

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The Green Bay Packers are only halfway to fixing their problems on defense.

The decision to change coordinators was the first step. Packers coach Mike McCarthy fired Dom Capers after Sunday’s season-ending loss at Detroit.

Whether it was Capers, the revered Fritz Shurmur or the inventive Buddy Ryan, it might not have mattered who devised defensive game plans and called plays for the Packers. The resources weren’t there.

Like most things in the NFL, it comes down to playmakers.

And that’s where general manager Ted Thompson failed Capers. Yes, Thompson devoted draft pick after draft pick to the defensive side of the ball, yet a dearth of impact players still exists.

Despite what coaches will say, the NFL isn’t about depth. Teams can lose players in bunches, but as long as they have one or two more difference-makers than everyone else, it doesn’t matter.

Quickly scan the Packers’ defensive depth chart — and consider the players on injured reserve, too — and it explains why Capers’ unit ranked 22nd in the NFL this season and hasn’t been in the top 10 since the Super Bowl season of 2010.

That Super Bowl defense had impact players at every level. There was B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett on the front line, and Clay Matthews and Desmond Bishop at linebacker. The secondary was loaded with talent — Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, Tramon Williams and a young Sam Shields.

Like this season, that Super Bowl team faced injuries in mass quantities, but the injured-reserve list isn’t about numbers but rather names. There were so many playmakers on the 53-man roster that it didn’t matter who was on 15-man IR list.

That defense, also coordinated by Capers, ranked No. 5 overall and came up with key takeaways in every postseason game, including Collins’ interception return for a touchdown early and the Matthews/Pickett forced fumble late in the Super Bowl.

What did Capers have to work with this season?

The veterans among his group were an aged Matthews, who still plays with high energy but hasn’t been as effective; an oft-injured Nick Perry, who was a risk to re-sign last year in free agency; an inconsistent Mike Daniels up front and Morgan Burnett, who for all his versatility in the secondary is a jack of all trades but master of none.

The secondary was supposed to be built around Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who made his first Pro Bowl in 2016. But he inexplicably regressed. Veteran cornerback Davon House provided the steady play the Packers expected when they signed him to a one-year deal in free agency, and he battled gallantly through injuries, but the young defensive backs were either too inconsistent (Damarious Randall and Josh Jones) or too injured (Kevin King and Quinten Rollins).

The best prospect Thompson acquired on defense is Kenny Clark, the 2016 first-round pick who finished the season strong with 4.5 sacks in the final five games.

It’s not like Thompson ignored that side of the ball and tried to load up with weapons for Aaron Rodgers, although perhaps that would have been a better roster-building strategy.

In his 13th draft as GM last year, Thompson used his first four picks on defensive players: King and Jones in the second round, defensive tackle Montravius Adams in the third and linebacker Vince Biegel in the fourth. King didn’t have an interception before he went on injured reserve in need of shoulder surgery, and Jones had just one. Adams and Biegel were non-factors after both suffered offseason foot injuries.

Assuming Clinton-Dix bounces back next season, it’s not a stretch to say he and Clark are the only two defensive picks in the past five drafts that could be considered young defensive playmakers.

As much as coaching has been to blame for the Packers’ defensive struggles, the shortcomings in personnel remain as big an issue — if not bigger — for a defense that’s now in transition.

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Cornerback Davon House could return to the Green Bay Packers before the season is over, despite the transverse process fracture in his back that he suffered during Sunday’s victory at Cleveland.

A source told ESPN that House does not need surgery and could return “sooner rather than later.”

The diagnosis of a fracture was first reported by the NFL Network.

House was a surprise starter Sunday after he was listed as doubtful because of a shoulder injury. He played 30 snaps before he was injured early in the fourth quarter. House slipped while in coverage against receiver Corey Coleman and was accidentally kicked by receiver Josh Gordon, who was running a crossing route.

House had to be carted off the field and appeared to be in considerable pain.

The Packers are dangerously thin at cornerback after losing top draft pick Kevin King for the season last week. King was placed on injured reserve and will undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum, an injury that dates to his college days at Washington and had been bothering him off and on since training camp this past summer.

Another one-time starting cornerback, Quinten Rollins, also is on injured reserve because of a torn Achilles.

Even with House, the Packers used safety Morgan Burnett as their slot cornerback in the nickel and dime packages and then played rookie Josh Jones in Burnett’s spot. Jones had the interception in overtime that set up the game-winning touchdown.

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Kevin King might as well have played his rookie season with one arm tied behind his back, according to Joe Whitt.

And while the Green Bay Packers’ top draft pick has been praised this week for his toughness while playing through a painful left shoulder injury, his position coach thinks King never really got the chance to show his potential.

“You haven’t really seen the real Kevin King yet,” said Whitt, the Packers’ long-time cornerbacks coach.

King’s shoulder injury, which goes back to his college days at Washington, became an issue right away in training camp this summer. The 33rd overall pick in the draft missed two of the past three games because of it before the Packers shut him down this week. He was placed on injured reserve and was scheduled for surgery — the second on his left shoulder since his freshman year of college. King said he will have the surgery on Tuesday with Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama.

“He’s a tough young man, no doubt about it,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s been dealing with it for quite some time. Just playing with the harness and trying to gut it out, I think it speaks volumes. It just obviously got to a point there where it was time to do more scans and things like that, and the decision has been made for surgery.”

King said the surgery will be to repair his labrum, the same surgery he had in college. He estimated that his shoulder popped out of place “nine or 10 times” this season.

“It was something that was happening more frequently than not,” King said. “It came out, especially these last few games, it probably came out probably each game. So, yeah, it came to a point where they kind of just shut me down. It was hard because especially with something that I was trying to fight through, but in the end it got to the point where it was probably better to get it done.”

The Packers drafted King because of his size (6-foot-3), speed (4.43 in the 40) and arm length (32). They saw how the first two attributes could help him but never really got the chance to see how his long arms would help him jam receivers at the line of scrimmage, something Whitt loves in his corners when they’re playing press-man coverage.

“I know what he can be, but with him not being able to throw that arm — he has a chance to be a really, really good player,” Whitt said. “Once he’ll be able to throw and control people at the line of scrimmage the way that his length and his ability to be able to bend and move and do those types of things, once he gets that taken care of, you’re going to see a player that you’ll be really excited about. But you haven’t seen it yet.”

King did not record an interception in nine games this season.

“I think I had a pretty productive year even with the circumstances and everything,” King said. “Now I’m just trying to get healthy. I know I belong in this league. I proved that to myself and to the viewers. I know I can play at this level and at a high level. Now I’ve just got to get healthy and get the confidence back.”

King’s injury leaves the Packers short-handed in the secondary. They’re likely to be without fellow starting cornerback Davon House for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. House has a shoulder injury, too. Demetri Goodson, who was activated off PUP after his year-long recovery from a knee injury was completed and replaced King on the roster, has a hamstring injury.

It might force defensive coordinator Dom Capers to use safety Morgan Burnett as a slot cornerback for the second straight week because behind Damarious Randall and Josh Hawkins, the only other corners on the roster are undrafted rookies Lenzy Pipkins (who has played just 47 snaps all season) and Donatello Brown (zero snaps).

“[It's] kind of what we’ve been doing all year,” Capers said when asked about the cornerback position.

The same could be said for the past two years. In 2016, they lost No. 1 cornerback Sam Shields to a Week 1 concussion, and he never played again. They also dealt with injuries to Randall and Quinten Rollins (who is on injured reserve this season).

It’s why the Packers drafted King in the first place.

“That seems like that’s been the story the last two years,” Whitt said. “So it is what it is.”

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The last time the Green Bay Packers were a two-touchdown underdog, they were going to New England in 2010 without a concussed Aaron Rodgers.

Coach Mike McCarthy refused to believe it, saying at the time that they were “nobody’s underdogs.”

And he was nearly spot on. Behind Matt Flynn, the Packers put up a much stronger fight than anyone thought and lost 31-27. A week later, Rodgers returned to an 8-6 football team, the Packers won their last two regular-season games and went on to win the Super Bowl as a wild-card team.

There were no such proclamations from McCarthy before Sunday night’s game at Pittsburgh, where the Steelers were 14-point favorites, yet the result was similar to that night in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

On the game’s final play, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell won it, 31-28, with a 53-yard field goal.

The problem is, Rodgers isn’t coming back next week.

Or the week after.

Even though Rodgers went through a throwing workout before the game at Heinz Field — whipping at least one pass more than 50 yards in the air — he’s stuck on injured reserve for at least two more weeks. He could return to practice this coming week but can’t play this coming Sunday against Tampa Bay or the following week at Cleveland.

Even if the Packers (5-6) can win the next two, they might be too far out of the playoff picture when Rodgers is eligible to return in Week 15 at Carolina.

The Packers stayed in this game with a seemingly simple formula, yet one that had been hard to come by since Rodgers broke his collarbone in Week 6. McCarthy called a tough-to-defend combination of screen passes and deep balls for Brett Hundley, stayed committed to running back Jamaal Williams (21 carries for 66 yards with a rushing and receiving touchdown) and finally got some takeaways from his defense — three of them to be exact.

Considering the quality of the opponent, it was Hundley’s best showing to date with three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 134.3 passer rating.

The only thing the Packers could be faulted for was the decision to try a 57-yard field goal midway through the third quarter while clinging to a 21-14 lead. It sailed away wide left, giving the Steelers favorable field position, which they turned into Ben Roethlisberger’s 1-yard fade to Antonio Brown over Kevin King for a tying touchdown.

Had McCarthy elected to punt, perhaps the Packers could have flipped the field position in their favor. Instead, the Steelers took over at Packers’ 47-yard line to set up an easy scoring drive.

At that point Hundley, who had already thrown three touchdown passes — one more than he had in his entire career entering Sunday night’s game — reverted to more of the quarterback he was the week before, when the Packers were shut out by the Ravens at Lambeau Field. Following the missed field goal, Hundley and the offense went three-and-out on the next two possessions.

Still, Hundley went score for score with Ben Roethlisberger, tying the game with 2:02 left thanks to a clutch drive until Antonio Brown burned the Packers with a sideline catch akin to the one former Packers tight end Jared Cook made in Dallas last year in the playoffs to set up the game-winning field goal.

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T.J. Watt was like a lot of people in Wisconsin on the night of April 27 when the Green Bay Packers were on the clock with the 29th pick in the NFL draft.

“I thought it was a legitimate possibility that I could go to Green Bay,” Watt said this week during a conference call with reporters. “But they didn’t want me.”

Instead, general manager Ted Thompson traded out of the first round, deciding there would be similar value early in the second round (where he took cornerback Kevin King at No. 33) and the chance to get a pass-rusher later (which he did with the other pick he acquired in the trade, a fourth-rounder that he used on Vince Biegel).

Like Watt, Biegel not only played at the University of Wisconsin but also grew up in the state. However, Watt would have been a wildly popular pick among the fan base considering the success his brother J.J. had both with the Badgers and in the NFL.

“I’m just happy the Pittsburgh Steelers called me next and they took me in with open arms,” said Watt, who came off the board at No. 30, “and I couldn’t be happier to be a Pittsburgh Steeler.”

While this game shouldn’t be a referendum on Thompson’s decision because Biegel will be making only his fourth appearance in a regular-season game following foot surgery in the offseason, it’s the first chance for the Packers and their fans to see what could have been had Thompson made the call for Watt.

In his first three games, Biegel has played a combined 41 snaps without a sack, while Watt has been one of the top rookie pass-rushers. In Week 1, he had two sacks and an interception, and he’s tied for third among all rookies with four sacks overall.

Like Biegel did earlier in the week, Watt downplayed this as neither a matchup against his former teammate nor a chance to stick to it to the Packers for not taking him.

“I view it just as any regular game for me,” Watt said. “Obviously being from Wisconsin and growing up a Packers fan for the majority of my youth — until J.J. got to the Texans, of course — I think people are trying to make this game seem like it’s a lot bigger to me than it is. But to be honest with you, I didn’t have high expectations or I didn’t really care where I ended up in the draft. I just wanted to end up with a good team and a great fit, and I’m glad that I ended up here in Pittsburgh. This is going to be just another game for me, and more importantly it’s another game at Heinz Field in front of Steeler Nation.”

While the Packers still don’t know what they have in Biegel, the Steelers couldn’t be happier with Watt.

“He’s a very low-maintenance young guy,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “He learns lessons extremely quickly. He’s a guy who’s capable of learning from others’ mistakes. He himself doesn’t make mistakes twice. He’s diligent, he’s attentive. He’s a note taker, he’s very professional in his approach. I think all of those things set him up for the consistency in the play we’re getting.”

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The Green Bay Packers lost Clay Matthews early and Kenny Clark late in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and the latter injury, which appeared to be serious, did not sit well with members of the defense.

Clark, the Packers’ first-round pick in 2016, had to be carted off the field with an ankle injury that occurred while he was engaged with Ravens center Ryan Jensen.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said Clark was down on two knees and Jensen hit him repeatedly. The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of the Packers’ 23-0 loss at Lambeau Field.

“No. 66, I don’t even know his name, but he’s trash,” Clinton-Dix said of Jensen. “He’s a bad player. He doesn’t play fair. This is a game that we all love to play and love to enjoy, and you never want to see a guy get hurt when you’re playing overaggressive and doing things that you shouldn’t be doing. It’s uncalled for.

“[No.] 66, I don’t like him. He needs to tighten up on his play. Play ball. If you can’t whup him regularly, don’t cheap shot him. That’s what that guy’s been doing all year. I’ve been watching film of 66, and he’s a dirty player. I would love to have him on my team if he was like that, but at the end of the day, you can’t play like that and want to be a great in this league. It’s uncalled for.”

Clark was not available for comment after the game, and Packers coach Mike McCarthy had no update on his injured players.

“It was a play that a lot of us Packer players didn’t really like too much,” cornerback Davon House said.

Matthews sustained a groin injury in the first quarter, shortly after he ended the second-longest sack drought of his career. He dumped Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to force a punt on Baltimore’s first possession.

Matthews played the next series and then was examined on the sideline by the Packers’ medical staff. He returned for one more snap but limped off. He was then taken to the locker room early in the second quarter, then ruled out for the rest of the game.

Matthews had 2 1/2 sacks after four games, but then went the next five games without a sack until Sunday.

“It’s huge, man, especially the way Kenny got hurt,” House said of losing Clark and Matthews. “Guy’s a young guy, and for him to get hurt the way he got hurt sucks. Hopefully he’s all right, hopefully Clay’s all right too. They’re our big dogs. You need them. They do a great job rushing the [passer], collapsing the pocket for us. Makes our job a lot easier on the back end when they’re playing healthy and they’re doing what they’re doing.”

The Packers’ defense was already playing without two starters: cornerback Kevin King (shoulder) and safety Morgan Burnett (groin).

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There has been plenty wrong with the Packers’ defense this season. Just getting enough players on the field has been a problem at times. (See New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram’s 22-yard touchdown run in last week’s loss, when only 10 defenders were on the field.)But in a shocking turn of events, cornerback Damarious Randall hasn’t been the misfit he was just a few weeks ago.

Since Randall’s benching — and getting kicked off the bench — in Week 4 against the Bears, he has been one of the Packers’ most productive players, with three interceptions. From Weeks 5 to 7, only one other NFL player — Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard — had as many interceptions as Randall did, and no one had more.

“You have to say he’s responded very well,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

It didn’t seem that way at first.

The week after the incident against the Bears, Randall returned an interception for what turned out to be a key touchdown in the win at Dallas, but he was penalized for flicking the football toward Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

If that wasn’t problematic enough, Randall’s response to it — claiming that he didn’t toss the ball toward Prescott and that he wasn’t penalized — was puzzling, especially since the NFL fined him $9,115 for it.

Randall came back the next week with an interception at the Minnesota Vikings that allowed backup quarterback Brett Hundley to lead a drive that resulted in a field goal. And his interception against the Saints came on an athletic play in the end zone.

“He had a huge play in the Dallas game; that was a big-time play [against the Saints] too,” McCarthy said. “You take points off the board.”

Who knows how close the Packers came to cutting the former first-round pick after the incident against the Bears, but since then, Randall has been one of the few bright spots for an otherwise struggling defense. The Packers rank 23rd in overall defense, 27th against the run and 16th against the pass. The defense will need more big plays from Randall — and others — if the Packers have any hope of keeping the season alive after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone at Minnesota in Week 6.

Randall had been in and out of the lineup throughout the season, based both on injuries and production, but it appears he has taken a significant step toward solidifying his role on defense. If Kevin King and Davon House both are healthy, the Packers would prefer to play them on the outside and use Randall as the slot defensive back in the nickel package.

“He’s kind of kept his nose down and has gone about his work,” McCarthy said. “I’ve been impressed.”

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Vince Biegel isn’t trying to make up for five missed months in just a couple of practices, and the Green Bay Packers don’t appear inclined to throw their 2017 fourth-round pick into action right away.

Biegel returned to practice this week — the earliest possible time for a player on the physically unable to perform list. It was the first time he put on a helmet and pads since he underwent foot surgery in May.

The Packers hope the outside linebacker from Wisconsin can help them at some point this season, but don’t expect it to be this week against the New Orleans Saints. Biegel could practice for three weeks before the Packers have to either activate him off PUP and add him to the roster or place him on injured reserve.

“I think that’s a coaches’ decision, whether they want to take the full three weeks with me,” Biegel said. “I’m mentally preparing to play this week. Now if they decide to activate me this week, that’s an upstairs decision. I’m going to continue to prepare like I have been these last six weeks. And over the six weeks I’ve been preparing to play against the Saints. Whether that’s this week or whether that after the bye week on Monday Night Football with Detroit, I’ll be ready for that moment.”

Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t sound inclined to throw Biegel into the mix this week.

“I think you have to look at the whole thing, the type of injury, what he’s gone through and what he’s done to this point,” McCarthy said Thursday. “I think it’s important to get on the field and practice and evaluate that, not only how he does in the football structure but how his body reacts through the first couple of weeks. I think it’s a normal process that all these guys go through when they first get on the field.”

Vince Biegel (45) practiced in pads for the first time in his NFL career. He remains on PUP but the fourth-round pick’s recovery from May foot surgery appears to be complete.

Before this week, Biegel had yet to practice with the full squad. He worked during the rookie camp in May before he experienced an issue with his right foot — the same foot that needed surgery last fall during his senior year with the Badgers.

“Obviously, a long way to go,” Biegel said. “I still have a long way to knock off the rust. But it really did feel good to be out there and have a healthy practice under my belt.”

The Packers picked Biegel at No. 108 overall — the first pick of the fourth round. It was a selection they acquired from the Browns when the Packers traded their first-round pick (No. 29 overall) to Cleveland. Many thought the Packers would use their first-round pick on Biegel’s former college teammate, outside linebacker T.J. Watt, who ended up going one spot later to the Steelers. Watt has played in five of six games this season and has 3.0 sacks.

In bypassing Watt and trading their first-round pick, the Packers were able to get two players: cornerback Kevin King at No. 33 (with the second-round pick acquired from Cleveland) and Biegel. Only King has been able to make an impact this season, but Biegel is holding out hope that will change.

“That’s why they drafted me, to be an impact player, to make plays for this team,” Biegel said. “That’s the expectations I have for myself and that’s what I plan on doing moving forward. Obviously, I haven’t played football in six-plus months here, so being able to go out there, move around, work on some of my handwork and being able to knock off some of that rust is what it’s all about. It might not be this week, but I know as practice goes along I’m going to continue to get better and better as time goes on. I definitely have a long way to go, but I’m excited for that.”