Originally posted by Butter:
I've been a big proponent of drafting DL in the 1st and 2nd. But the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of targeting a NT early, and a talented rotational DE in the 3rd or 4th. Logan looks like he could be that kind of player. It doesn't matter who the Niners draft at DE, it is not likely that they will beat out Justin Smith as a starter. Maybe if they hit a really lucky pick a rookie MIGHT beat out McDonald. But I think it is much more likely that a rookie DE will rotate in to give them some rest.
Can Logan be a rotational 3/4 DE who could be groomed to take over the starting DE spot like when McDonald was a rookie?
One of the better prospects no one is talking about imo. He has good size at 6'2" 309. Put up 30 reps despite 34" arms. He might be able to play both the 5 tech and possibly at NT as he gets stronger, as well as inside on our 4-man fronts. He played all over the line at LSU. Combine numbers compare favorably to Sharriff Floyd's. Didn't run at the combine, but he looks pretty fast on tape. Solid 4.9 guy probably.
One of his strengths is using his long arms to bat down passes. I think a weakness is he doesn't anticipate the snap count well; doesn't always get a quick jump off the line. This is something he should be able to improve. Will he be available at 61?
Videos for anyone who's interested.
Definitesly got pushed back a lot by Chance Warmack in the BCS game, but still made some plays.
[ Edited by SammyFrancisco on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM ]