Bennie Logan provides more of the exact versatility the Philadelphia Eagles need. One could argue the 2013 third-round pick (67th overall) was a steal in general let alone for a defensive line that definitely can utilize another piece to move around.
Word out of minicamp is that he’s playing everywhere from nose to end in the Eagles’ new-look defense that Chip Kelly is being so mysterious about; or perhaps when he refuses to call it 3-4 or 4-3 he just means to call it amorphous. Multiple. Versatile. The kitchen-sink defense. All semantics until we see it more in training camp and then in the preseason.
However you describe Philly’s 2013 defensive scheme, their coach is confident Logan’s fit for it.
“He’s stout against the run. He can give you some inside pass rush. He can push the pocket,” Kelly raved about the 6-2, 310-pounder out of LSU, via PhillyMag.com. “He can work the edges. So, he’s an interesting guy [and] we feel fortunate to get him here.”
Logan will also benefit from having a mix seasoned vets and really talented young players like Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox around to him. Veteran nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga has apparently been a huge help for the rookie in training camp.
“So just playing behind Isaac, listening to what he tells me: how to play off the ball, to be aggressive on the center or the guard,” said Logan. “We’ll watch film. You make mistakes, and so he’ll correct me. And that’s where I really feel I’ve improved the most, learning from my mistakes and going out the next day to execute and get better.”