With the second of two fifth round selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals added speedy running back/return man T.J. Logan to their roster.
The Arizona Cardinals return game has needed a spark over the past seasons with its struggles throughout to get anything going, often hampering the offence rather than aiding it due to bad returning and decision-making by the return men.
With an NFL Combine-best (at the RB position) 4.37 40-yard dash time, it’s clear that T.J. Logan has the speed to be a difference-maker for the Cardinals in the receiving game as well as potentially being an asset to an offence already crammed full of speedy playmakers – one more certainly won’t go amiss!
In his time with the North Carolina Tar Heels, Logan played second fiddle to Elijah Hood and had much fewer opportunities than his team-mate in the running game. In 2016, he had a very productive season as an all-purpose player – 675 yards rushing with 7 touchdowns, 244 yards receiving with 3 TDs and 690 return yards and two TDs on kick returns.
Where will he fit in with the Cardinals? With the speed and ability, a Day One kick returner is definitely not out of the question – with the teams’ struggles at the position, he could give them an instant upgrade and spark which may fix their woes. Furthermore, he may even find some productivity on the offence as Bruce Arians loves using guys like him in different ways and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him contribute in some form or another.
Now a bit of a wait until the Cardinals 7th round selections as they go through the 6th round without a single selection. Unless there’s a trade-up…