Photo of T.J. Logan
Drafted By: Cardinals

Combine Results

Grade
5.33 ?
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Cardinals have coveted a reliable change-of-pace scatback to complement David Johnson's power. Logan can provide explosiveness from the backfield and on special teams. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'9" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 196LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Teammate Elijah Hood received most of the headlines for the Tar Heels' running game the past few seasons, but Logan's contributions were not overlooked by NFL scouts. Considered one of the top all-purpose running back recruits out of high school, Logan lived up to that reputation during his career in Chapel Hill. He started four of nine games played as a true freshman (93-533, four TDs rushing; 10-124 receiving), and had 511 yards on just 19 kick returns, including two touchdowns. Logan was a nine-game starter in 2014, rushing for 582 yards and three touchdowns on 119 carries as well as contributing as a receiver (26-144) and kick returner (16-405). Hood prevented Logan from starting a game in his junior year, but he still provided an offensive spark when given a chance (66-416, five TDs rushing; 11-151, one TD receiving; 21-492 kick returns). Logan was rewarded by league media in 2016 for his outstanding work as an all-purpose player (120-675, seven TDs rushing; 29-244, three TDs receiving; 21-690, two TDs on kick returns).

Analysis

Strengths

Contain-buster who has a nitrous gear that rockets him to and around the corner on sweeps. Accesses top gear quickly when bursting downhill and can make defenses feel it if he's untouched into second level. Has rhythmic feet to make directional changes without much change in his pace. Decent lateral quickness in his cuts. Has some toughness in him. Willing to drop his shoulder and challenge cornerbacks and safeties when finishing his run. Offers third down value. Can sort through defensive fronts and find his protection responsibility. Able to split out or can match-up linebackers with wheel routes. Had just one drop against 66 catches over last three years. Exciting kick return talent who can change the momentum of a game. Hits his top speed early and looks to get it downhill quickly.

Weaknesses

Change-of-pace running back who lacks desired size to play through contact. Won't be able to create additional yardage with lower body power. Vision and feel is just average as an interior runner. Will choose the wrong path and dash into traffic. Needs a clearly defined running lane to unleash him. Tends to keep runs play-side and needs to play with better vision for cutback lanes. Could be typecast as a scat-back who needs to work from gun formation packages. Fumble rate over last two seasons of once every 37 carries is a concern. Can be too loose with the ball carrying it away from his body.

Draft Projection

Round 5-6

NFL Comparison

Akeem Hunt

Bottom Line

Sleek athlete with excellent short area burst and the finishing speed to hit home runs in all three phases if the opportunity is right. Logan will likely be considered flex player on the roster who can compete for duties as a kick returner and third down back. While he lacks size to handle the heavy lifting as a running back, his play speed should not be discounted.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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