Photo of Bennie Logan
Grade
78.75 ?
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 309LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Not many defensive tackles wear the No. 18 jersey -– and in Logan’s case, it’s a particularly important honor. Over the past decade, the number has been awarded by the coaching staff to the player who best represents what it means “to be a Tiger on and off the field.” San Diego Chargers third-round pick Brandon Taylor also wore No. 18 for the Bayou Bengals, following in the footsteps of former Chargers fullback Jacob Hester and the initial wearer, 2003 BCS championship quarterback Matt Mauck. Logan isn't going to be one to put up gaudy statistics, but his strength in the middle of the line won’t elude the eyes of scouts looking for a starting tackle.



The two-time Class 2A first-team All-State pick from Louisiana dominated his high school competition (116 tackles, 30 for loss, 15 sacks as a senior), but was only a three-star recruit as a defensive end. He redshirted the 2009 season and played just three games in 2010, posting only five tackles that season playing behind a deep, talented front four as he added the necessary weight to play in the middle in the SEC. He stepped into a starting role in 2011 next to 2012 first-round pick Michael Brockers, using his increased bulk and maintained athleticism to rack up 57 stops, 6.5 for loss and three sacks, saving his best for last with six tackles, 1.5 for loss and a sack against Alabama in the team’s BCS title game loss. In his junior season, Logan totaled 45 tackles, with 5.5 for loss, and two sacks.

Analysis

Strengths

Athletic tackle with a wide frame and solid thickness and strength throughout. Nice lateral quickness to step into a gap after the snap, can penetrate through to get a hand on the ballcarrier or hold his ground with a shoulder against single blocks to stuff the hole. Plays with leverage when man-up and against double-teams, doesn’t get moved off the line often. Flashes the violent hands and pop to shed and eat up backs coming into his area. Works hard as a pass rusher, can use his hands and strength to bull through the shoulder of his man to reach the quarterback if the ball stays in the pocket too long. Strong tackler who swallows ballcarriers when in position and also slows them with an arm even if engaged.

Weaknesses

Not elite in his initial quickness, will be stoned more consistently by NFL linemen unless it improves and might be taken out in obvious passing situations. Might be best as an athletic nose, rather than a three-technique. Inconsistent getting off blocks inside to two-gap, lunges towards ballcarriers after they’re already by him. Gets overaggressive on his punch on occasion and doesn’t have elite upper-body strength, so better linemen and double teams can get his shoulders turned out of the hole. Stamina is an issue, losing his chase ability and short-area quickness when facing strong competition, and forces him to be heavily rotated. Has difficulty seeing and handling cut blocks. Doesn't offer much as a pass rushing threat.

NFL Comparison

Tyson Alualu

Bottom Line

The two-time All-State pick from Louisiana wasn’t an elite defensive end prospect coming out, but he has maintained his athleticism while gaining 30-plus pounds to become a strong nose tackle prospect. His tackles stats aren’t overwhelming as part of a strong LSU tackle rotation, but his leverage at the point of attack and short-area quickness give him the tools to succeed in the NFL. His frame and quickness suggests that he has untapped potential, but he needs to improve as a pass rusher.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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