19 Jul Preseason Scouting Notes: Glen Logan, DL, LSU
Redshirt Senior | 6’3″ 339 lbs | Kenner, LA | March 26, 1998
A DL who needs to work on his pass rush consistency, but has an efficient push and pull technique and a promising swim move along with the run stuffing ability to succeed at the next level
In his second year as a full-time starter on LSU DL Glen Logan continued to be one of their most productive defensive lineman. He finished his redshirt junior campaign starting 10 of the 11 games he played in, notching 20 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He accumulated these stats after his breakout redshirt sophomore season starting in 10 games and playing a role in 13 of them. He recorded 46 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks in 2018. He primarily lined up as a 4i-technique for LSU’s defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s 3-4 base defense, but due to his lack of athleticism and versatility, he didn’t have a ton of experience along the rest of the defensive line.
– Bull rush overwhelms inferior offensive lineman
– Play strength
– Maintains responsibility in run fits
– Takes up a ton of space while two-gapping
– Good swim move
– Shows good block shedding ability on run plays
– Uses ideal leverage when rushing the passer
– Effective push and pull technique
– High motor player who doesn’t take plays off
Areas to improve:
– Needs to refine pass rush moves already in his arsenal
– Needs to add more pass rush moves to his game
– Has to have a clear pass rush plan on a higher number of snaps
– Missed 2 games in 2019 with foot/ankle injury
Logan profiles as an ideal 4i-technique in a 3-4 base scheme. He will ideally start out as a 1st and 2nd down run defender. Being a three down defensive lineman by his second season at the next level is contingent on whether he adds another pass rush move he can turn to consistently and if he can refine his swim move and bull rush. If he achieves these goals, Logan could kick inside to the 1-technique or the 2i-technique spot on pass rushing downs. With good run stuffing ability, a raw swim move and the effective push and pull technique he possesses, Logan already has the tools, with the opportunity to really work on other pass rushing skills, could really interest teams looking for a run stuffing 4i-technique or 3-technique. If his pass rush consistency improves, his run defending ability doesn’t decline and his production bounces back from the 2018 season, barring a significant injury Logan should hear his name called during the first few rounds of the NFL draft.
What to watch in 2020:
Will Logan put in the work to become a more consistent pass rusher? Already having very good run stuffing ability, if he does expand his pass rushing repertoire he will become a high level interior run defender and a middle of the pack pass rusher on 3rd downs at the next level. To become an overall interior defensive line force, he’ll need to work on adding more pass rush moves and refining his swim move and push and pull technique. Depending on if he can add more pass rush moves to his game, Logan has a decent chance at coming off the board on the first or second night of the draft.