Logan was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2013 draft and played out his rookie deal in Philadelphia, playing in 59 games and compiling 5.5 sacks and 167 total tackle for the Eagles.
The Chiefs signed the free-agent Logan to a one-year, $8 million deal in 2017 to make up for the loss of Dontari Poe. Logan replaced Poe’s production from 2015 and 2016, tallying 1.5 sacks and 52 total tackles in one year in K.C, but didn’t make enough of an impression to warrant another deal.
Logan was ranked 86th on Around The NFL’s list of top 101 free agents and was the second-best remaining defensive lineman available behind former Colts defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.
Quotes from the report made their way into a USA Today story at the time by Richard Weiner, and surprisingly, Walsh raved about Leaf. “He is gifted, in just a natural throwing motion that is so quick,” Walsh reportedly said in his evaluation. “With a flick of his wrist, he can get the ball just about anywhere he wants. He is a good competitor, amazingly agile and smooth and graceful in his movement as a big man can be. He handled the Washington State offense beautifully. In a sense, it was an aerial circus.” Mike Shanahan, then the coach of the Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos, said the “excellent” Leaf was “a big, strong kid with unbelievable arm strength. He’s played in a system very similar to a lot of NFL teams. That cannot be underestimated.”
Manziel completed 9-of-15 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, but he also took three sacks in only two quarters. Poor protection had a lot to do with that, and his best play of the game came when he threw a touchdown pass on the run.
That particular play reminded us of the Manziel who won a Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M, and apparently some NFL executives agreed.
With the draft fast approaching, Quinn didn’t rule out trading out of the No. 20 spot, but said the team isn’t desperate to fill any holes after addressing their needs in free agency. The GM said his draft board is close to being set, but there will continue to be some tweaking in coming weeks as the team hosts its pre-draft visits, the coaching staff offers additional input and the final medical re-checks are done.
Quinn said he has a list of five or six players, in his mind, who will be options if the Lions stay at 20.