Bennie Logan: 5 Things You Need to Know About the LSU DT
Playing for a huge college football program like LSU is bound to get you some attention from NFL teams on draft day and Bennie Logan is no exception.
He may not be a high pick but the 6'2", 310 lb DT is a mortal lock to see his name come off the board at some point during the seven-round free-for-all we know as the NFL draft.
Teams can never have enough depth in the trenches and the former Second-Team All-SEC Logan should have no trouble finding a role in the NFL, whether it be as an eventual starter or one of those "glue" guys who thrives in the right situations.
Here are a few tidbits to help better acquaint you with the former Tiger.
Full Name: Bennie Cordell Logan Birthday: 12/28/1989
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
High School: Red River High School
Major: General Studies
Year: Redshirt Junior
Born December 28, 1989 in Shreveport, LA, to Bennie Frost and Sandra Logan, Logan is one of eight children.
He's lived in Louisiana his entire life, playing his high school ball at Red River High School before matriculating to LSU in 2009. He redshirted as a freshman before seeing limited action in 2010 and starting in 2011 and 2012.
2010: 3 games, 5 tackles
2011: 14 games, 57 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3 sacks
2012: 13 games, 45 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 sacks
Logan saw his first action as a redshirt freshman in 2010. During that season he played in just three games, posting five tackles.
He broke out in a major way in 2011 playing alongside Michael Brockers, while playing in all 14 of the team's games, including 13 starts. He posted a career-high (at the time) six tackles against Alabama in the National Championship game.
2012 saw Logan regress statistically as opposing offenses keyed in on him with Brockers having left for the NFL. He still managed to earn second-team All-SEC honors.
Over his career he's racked up 107 tackles (12.5 for loss) and five sacks.
Weight: 309 lbs
Arm Length: 34"
Hand Size: 10.25"
Bench Press: 30 reps
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.67 seconds
3-Cone Drill: 7.53 seconds
Vertical Leap: 25.0"
Broad Jump: 104.0"
Pro Day Results
Vertical Leap: 28.0"
Broad Jump: 101.0"
Currently projected as a fifth-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com, Logan acquitted himself well at the NFL combine. He did not record an official 40-yard dash but the rest of his workouts went as expected.
Logan pulled a hamstring during a private workout at LSU's pro day but he was still able to best his vertical leap by three inches.
After playing DE in high school and DT at LSU, Logan brings a lot of versatility to the table for NFL scouts.
Combine stats courtesy of NFL.com/combine
Pro Day stats courtesy of cbssports.com
In 2012 Logan's hustle and high character earned him the unique honor of wearing No. 18 for LSU.
In a traditional stemming back to Matt Mauck winning a National Championship wearing that number in 2003, it's been handed down ever since to the player who most exemplifies what means to be a Tiger.
Logan is generating NFL interest despite playing in the shadows of Michael Brockers, Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery over the past two seasons.
“A lot of teams are looking at me to play nose, three-tech, one-tech, a few teams even want me to play defensive end. Teams are looking me to play up and down the line, not really a set position. Whoever gets me knows they’ll get a good player, wherever they ask me to play. I’m eager and ready to learn the position and go from there.” –Logan speaking to the press at LSU's pro day
"Quick off the snap and capable of handling double-teams due to his strength and use of leverage, Logan is a load in the middle and a big reason as to why LSU ranked fifth in the country last year in run defense. Those close to LSU are excited about Logan's potential not only due to his natural skill-set but because of his commitment to improving." –Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
Check out Matt Miller's pro projection for Logan here.