From 3-star SEC signee to the NFL Draft: Bennie Logan, LSU

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SDS will count down the 31 biggest overachievers of the SEC, at least as far as their recruiting rankings go. We’ll take a look at two and three-star prospects coming out of high school who became NFL Draft picks in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … finishing up the end of the month with the five who became first-round draft picks. Find out which stars from your school defied the recruiting rankings coming out of high school.

Here’s a day-by-day ‘month of May’ look at who ignored their recruiting rankings and went on to get drafted in the NFL.

No. 12 – Bennie Logan, DT, LSU

H.S. RANKING: Three-stars in 2009, No. 33 weakside defensive end in America.
NFL DRAFT: 3rd round, No. 67 overall by Philadelphia in 2013
COLLEGE STATS: In three seasons, Logan accumulated 107 career tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks, along with 4 passes defensed.
NFL STATS: Started 8 games out of 16 as a rookie in 2013, collecting 31 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 sacks.
THE SKINNY: Logan was projected to be a defensive end coming out of Red River H.S. in Louisiana, but he redshirted in 2009 and converted into a defensive tackle. He was named a first-team all-american in 2012 as a redshirt junior, and declared for the draft after that season.

Editor’s note: For this particular series, Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to Rivals.com’s version, as the 247Sports.com industry composite didn’t exist when many of these NFL Draft Picks were coming out of high school. Rivals has ranked high school prospects since 2002.

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