He made an impact. There was no doubt about that. Once the Eagles inserted Bennie Logan in at nose guard, the team’s overall defense improved, sured up by the quick, explosive third-round draft pick out of LSU.
Who knew this was going to happen? Not many. Back in July, there were some that had suspicions the Eagles could be a 7- or 8-win team, but no one was predicting playoffs for a team that needed time to coalesce and heal in recovering from a feckless 4-12 season last year.
Bennie Logan has never been out of Louisiana. He’s still very attached to his hometown of Coushatta, located up in the northwestern part of the state. It’s a tiny town of dirt roads, single wooden homes that stretches four square miles and has roughly 4,000 inhabitants.
The signing leaves Matt Barkley and Lane Johnson as the only two Eagles draft picks who remain unsigned.
Now that we’ve all had a week to process the 2013 NFL draft, here are my thoughts…for what it’s worth.
Logan, 6-foot-2 and 309 pounds, was chosen Friday night with the 67th overall pick. Logan had two sacks, forced two fumbles and made 45 tackles last year.