LSU DT Bennie Logan is a lunchpail-type that could end up playing in this league for many years. He’s never been overloaded with praise and has worked hard for just about everything he’s gotten. He’s the type of player coaches like because what he lacks in natural ability he makes up in desire….
From Jim Kleinpeter of the Times-Picayune:
“It’s a great honor to be where I’m at now,” Logan told the combine media Saturday. “A lot of guys now wish they were here. Going through all the meetings and tests is a great thing. The hard work and dedication and where it can get you are just beginning for me.
“I was underrated coming out but just because I worked hard to get to LSU, the hard work doesn’t ease up. Now I’m competing against the best in the nation. Nobody is going to lay down or sit down for me. I have to continue to work hard to get better.
Logan isn’t exactly a household name among draft hopefuls. NFLDraftScout.com has him rated No. 12 among defensive tackles and rated a fourth-round pick, well behind first-round locks like Utah’s Star Lotuleilei or Florida’s Sharrif Floyd.
Sounds like a guy the Giants could easily bring into TIMEX and never look back. Logan would love nothing more.
As per NFC East blogger Jimmy Kempski, Logan (6’2″, 309) likes to watch Big Blue:
“I’m a Giants’ fan. No matter who’s out there, the Giants have a great pass rush. Just watching those guys is something unique and special. Each guy has their own style of play and each guy brings something different to the table. They fly around the ball, no matter who’s at the defensive end or defensive end position. They’re just very creative on the defensive line.”
NFL.com’s Combine analysis compares Logan to Jacksonville’s Tyson Alualu:
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.
Logan is coming out a year early, which may or may not help him. His combine numbers were marginal. He did not run the 40 and finished 8th in the bench press with 30 reps. His broad jump of 8’8″ and 25″ vertical jump were among the lowest scores in yesterday’s drills.