Pick #67 Bennie Logan, DT, LSU: Logan was such a leader for the LSU Tigers that they gave him the esteemed #18 jersey. That’s worth a quick read. I watched a couple of Logan’s games after the Eagles made the pick, and liked what I saw. The first game that I watched was LSU vs Ole Miss. Logan played a lot of 2 gap in this game. Ole Miss ran some read option, and Logan was asked to stay disciplined and mirror the QB, which he did well. That was encouraging to see, since he’ll be facing Robert Griffin III.
It is believed that Logan has more pass rushing ability than his 2 sacks in 2012 would suggest, but because of the role he was asked to play, he was not often rushing the passer in the traditional sense. The Eagles needed more young depth along the DL, and now they have it in Logan.
Pick # 74 Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor: Really nice value here for the Cowboys. I remember watching the absurd Baylor vs. West Virginia game earlier this year, which was basically Geno Smith and Company vs. Terrance Williams. Williams had 17 catches for 314 yards and 2 TDs in that game. Here are Williams’ career receiving numbers:
Look at that 2012 season. 18.9 yards per catch on 97 catches. That’s outstanding. Williams has good size at 6’2, 208, and should probably be plugged right in as the 4th WR in the short term behind Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, and Dwayne Harris, and becoming the eventual successor to Austin. Just to note, Austin is locked in as a Cowboy for the next two years, at a minimum:
Pick #80 JJ Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern: Very interesting player here, and for the second year in a row, the Cowboys draft a project at safety. Last year’s project was Matt Johnson from small Eastern Washington. This year it’s Wilcox. I really liked what I saw from Wilcox at the Senior Bowl. Obvious athleticism, and he was a much better tackler than you might expect out of a guy who played RB his first three years in college. And what’s very interesting is that he was a good RB. Look at his 2011 numbers:
He had 7 TDs on just 52 carries and a 9.2 YPC. Ridiculous. Wilcox is unlikely to be anything more than a special teamer his rookie season, as he undoubtedly has some more developing to do, but he’s so athletic that he may wind up being a really good player if he can learn the safety position at the NFL level.
Pick #81 Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M: Moore is a big name, and some draftniks had him as high as the Top 5 a few months ago, but he slipped to the 3rd round for a reason, the same way Marvin Austin slipped deep into the 2nd a few years ago. Moore’s production was good in college, as he was tied for 9th in the nation with 12.5 sacks:
The big question is his work ethic, which showed in his embarrassing 12 reps on the bench press at the Combine. By comparison, 21 CBs did more. Moore also ran an extremely unimpressive 4.95 40 time. It will be interesting to see if the Giants coaching staff can get him to work. Easier said than done.
Pick # 85 Jordan Reed, TE, Florida: Reed is only 6’2 1/2, 236, and you can see how that stacks up vs TE’s who have worked out out the Combine since 1999:
But that’s OK. Reed will play an H-Back kind of role in DC, giving RG3 another unique weapon in the passing game. The Redskins already have a pair of receivers in Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan who are outstanding at making plays once they have the ball in their hands. Reed is no different. Here’s his highlight reel: