clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Packers Schedule Official Visit With Mark Schiechl

New, comments

From National Football Post is a story about the Division II's all-time sack leader, Marc Schiechl. At 6-2, 252 pounds, he'd be of interest to the Green Bay Packers as an outside linebacker. He's scheduled an official visit with the Packers (among a few teams) and while Division II players are rarely drafted, it looks like Schiechl will be in high demand as an undrafted free agent. More from Brad Biggs:

Schiechl performed well at the school’s pro day too. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds and put up 38 reps on the bench. His vertical jump was 35 inches and he had a broad jump of 10 feet, 5 inches.

While his size and workout results are not as impressive as someone like Georgia's Justin Houston, a player widely regarded as a late first round selection, he's not too far off (and even ahead in the bench press).

While I'm not a fan of drafting an outside linebacker in the first round because he'd be another high priced player at a position where I don't expect they can keep everyone, and there is no obvious choice available, the Packers should add at least one outside linebacker in the draft. With all the injuries last season, and no definitive starter opposite LB Clay Matthews, it's a position where they could use more depth.