(Editor's Note: Heading into the upcoming NFL Draft, held April 25-27, DallasCowboys.com will take a closer look at the prospects, including some that could be potential fits with the Cowboys. Today's featured player is LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan).
Name: Bennie Logan
Age: 23 (born Dec. 28 1989)
Honors:Logan was named second-team All-SEC in 2012.
Key Stat:In addition to his on-field abilities, you have to consider Logan's locker room contributions. The LSU coaching staff gave him the No. 18 jersey ahead of the 2012 season – an honor commemorating work ethic and leadership.* *
Where He's Headed:This class features a deep pool of defensive tackles. Utah's Star Lotulelei, Missouri's Sheldon Richardson and Florida's Sharrif Floyd are all considered locks to go in the first round. Logan might not have the athleticism to match that, but he likely won't be waiting past Day 2 of the draft.
How He Helps the Cowboys:This team needs help along the defensive front, and Logan can provide it. The Coushatta, La., native was mainly a run stuffer in college, but he has some ability to rush the passer with 12.5 career tackles for loss and five career sacks. His qualities clearly interested the Cowboys in some capacity, as he was one of 30 prospects recently invited to Valley Ranch. [embedded_ad]
Scout's Take:There are those of you who follow this team that when you hear the words "LSU defensive lineman" and "NFL Draft" together, you roll your eyes. To be honest, I can't blame you and I went to school there. But I have a feeling that this Bennie Logan might be different. … This kid plays with explosive power. … Strong to hold the point of attack. … Runs very well for such a large man. … Uses nice technique, quick arm-over move to free himself. … Can get a hard push inside. … Got a nice sack/fumble in the Florida game when he missed the initial tackle, but stayed after the play. … Can burst up the field, and can push the front then retrace his steps to get back in position to make the play. … Gets around the corner nice on his rush. … Plays aware on the screen. … Got a little winded in the A&M game from all the rushing he had to do because of the Aggies' scheme. … Showed power in the Alabama game when he pushed Warmack back into the backfield. Fluker had trouble moving him as well. He beat Barrett Jones on a cutoff block for a tackle for loss. … Would be the perfect one technique in this new 4-3 scheme. … Might have to take him earlier in the round but would be worth it in my book. … The Cowboys had a private workout and brought him in on a visit, so interest is there for sure.* – *Bryan Broaddus