Who is Logan Hall?
- Logan Hall is a defensive end who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL Draft
- Hall was the 33rd overall pick in the second round
- He played college football for the Houston Cougars
Logan Hall is an American football defensive end, who will play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft by the Buccaneers as the 33rd overall pick.
Logan was born on April 22nd, 2000 in Elgin, Oklahoma, and spent his first few years there before moving to Belton, Texas where he transferred to Belton High School for his final two years of schooling. In his senior year, he was named in the first-team All-District, after recording 54 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. He ended his high school career as a three-star prospect and had offers from Colorado State, Toledo, and Tulsa, but he chose to stay closer home and commit to Houston to play for the Houston Cougars as soon as they came calling.
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In his freshman year, Hall played in all 13 games for the Cougars with 14 tackles, and three for loss, even making a start in the Armed Forces Bowl Game against Army. As a sophomore, he started 3 of the 12 games he played making 14 tackles, and two for loss. In the following pandemic-curtailed season, he started 7 of 8 games, as a defensive end in Houston’s new 3-4 scheme, finishing with 23 tackles, two for loss, and one sack. In 2021, as teammate Payton Turner left for the NFL, Hall was able to demonstrate his skills as a playmaker in a season where he started 12 of the 13 games making a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss with 6.5 sacks, as well as 48 tackles. His performances garnered first-team All-American Athletic Conference honours.
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At 6’6” tall, Hall has steadily grown into his frame, and there’s more growth and development likely as he improves further. He has a versatility to his game as he has played defensive tackle in the past, but also thrived as a defensive end in a 4-4 alignment- which is probably what suits his natural attributes the most. There’s a certain violence to his game as he isn’t shy about bullying opponents and letting them feel his presence with his heavy hands. However, his height can work against him as well, as it makes it hard for him to bend low and work under the blocks as a pass rusher. Logan is great at setting the tone nevertheless, and the fact that he can play anywhere from 2i to 5-technique makes him an ideal modern NFL asset.