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Philadelphia Eagles Draft Breakdown – DT Bennie Logan

May 9th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
By Scott Erik Anderson

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan out of Louisiana State University in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  Looking at Logan's statistics and the Eagles' depth chart, it can be seen that he won't be a Day One Starter.

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Logan didn't get the starting job at LSU until 2011 after he redshirted his freshman season and played in only three games during the 2010 season.  Logan bulked up during the 2010 season which is what led to him getting the starting job the following year where he recorded 57 tackles.  In 2012, he racked up 45 tackles.

With only two full seasons playing at the position for LSU in the SEC, Logan will need some more experience before he gets the starting job on the Eagles.  Right now Logan will be the second string Nose Tackle in the Eagles' new 3-4 defense with the newly acquired Isaac Sopoaga getting the starting job.  

Logan has good quickness off the snap, but it could be better.  If his quickness doesn't improve at the pro-level, then offensive lineman will have an easy time handling him.  When he uses his leverage against the offensive lineman, he doesn't move all that much from the line.  When he gets through a hole, he is usually making contact with the ball carrier just enough to disrupt the play.  The biggest issue Logan has is his stamina.  Due to a lack of stamina, Logan had to be rotated in and out of games constantly.

While Logan won't be a starter, he is surely going to be a great backup player.  Logan has proved he has the skills to succeed with his play in the SEC for LSU.  When Sopoaga needs a rest, Logan is surely going to take advantage of the opportunity to try and prove he deserves more playing time.  After a few years in the NFL and bulking up some more, Logan might earn himself a starting job.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft, Bennie Logan, Defense, Defensive Tackle, Football, Isaac Sopoaga, LSU, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

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