The Green Bay Packers are busy preparing for the upcoming NFL draft. They have been visiting with many prospects to get a closer look at who they might pick. Success and failure in the draft can hinge on whether a team can hit on the mid to late-round picks. A familiar face came to Green Bay today when Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Nick Herbig visited with the team.
wisconsin linebacker nick herbig visited the packers today, per his instagram. he played in 24 games for the badgers over his last two collegiate seasons and amassed 20 sacks and four forced fumbles in that span.
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Green Bay Packers Host Nick Herbig
Herbig posted a picture of himself in the Packers’ locker room today on Instagram signaling that he was meeting with the team. The Packers are looking to add some depth behind De’Vondre Campbell and Quay Walker. The linebacker position suffered when Campbell was out with an injury last season. While this is not a top priority, a player like Herbig would be a great mid-round pick to help fill out the depth chart. Herbig has been long rumored to be on the radar of the Packers and his visit seems to confirm that rumor.
Badgers Who Became Packers
Herbig would not be the first Badger to be drafted by the Packers. However, it does not happen as often as you might think. Outside linebacker, Vince Biegel was drafted in the fourth round in 2017 but only played one year for the team. Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was taken in the fifth round in 2014. Offensive tackle Mark Tauscher was taken in the seventh round in the year 2000. Many others have come through the organization but those are the most notable names.
I think a lot of fans would love to see Nick Herbig at Lambeau Field on Sundays. He would provide some great depth but also bring some great potential to the team. He would not have to come in right away and start so he could develop for a year or two before taking a larger role. The NFL draft is just around the corner and it will be interesting to see what direction the Packers decide to go.