Philadelphia Eagles Sign Third Round Pick Bennie Logan

By Matt Lombardo
Derick E. Hingle – USA Today Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with third round draft choice, defensive tackle Bennie Logan the team announced Thursday.

Logan, selected 67th overall by the Eagles in April’s NFL draft, was a standout for three years at Louisiana State University where he anchored one of the nation’s premier defensive lines.

In three seasons, Logan registered 107 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and five sacks, including appearing in every game his junior season in 2012, recording 45 tackles. Logan played a key role in LSU finishing last season ranked in the top 10 in the country in both run and total defense.

A leader both on and off the field, Logan was elected by to wear the Tigers’ prestigious number “18” jersey last season, an honor that is presented by the LSU coaches, training staff and equipment staff to a player who possesses a selfless attitude, quality leadership and good character.

In Philadelphia, Chip Kelly and the Eagles hope that Logan’s leadership shines through on a team that is undergoing an organizational facelift beginning this season. It is expected that as a rookie Logan will work in the rotation along the defensive line with Isaac Sopoaga, who was signed in the offseason, and veterans Antonio Dixon and Fletcher Cox.

The Eagles defense is likely to run a hybrid 4-3 and 3-4 alignment, which will open up plenty of reps for Logan who has the versatility to play in both systems. When the Eagles are in 3-4, it is likely that Cox will line up as a defensive end and either Dixon, Sopoaga or Logan will work in at the defensive tackle position.

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