Zach Ertz, catching a pass during Stanford’s Pro Day last month, was chosen by the Eagles in the second round of the NFL draft Friday. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound Ertz said, ‘I was thrilled to see that Pennsylvania number pop up on my phone today and hear Coach (Chip) Kelly on the other end.’
Defensive tackle Bennie Logan, left, joins LSU head coach Les Miles and other players in singing their school anthem after beating Mississippi 45-15 in Baton Rouge, La., last season. The Philadelphia Eagles chose Logan in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night.
- Eagles' second- and third-round picks
(No. 35 overall)
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
6-foot-5, 249 pounds. ... First tight end to be drafted by the Eagles in the second round or higher since L.J. Smith (second round) in 2003. ... First Stanford player drafted by Eagles since linebacker David Bergeron (seventh round) in 2005. ... Considered second-best tight end in draft behind Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert, who was drafted in the first round by Cincinnati. ... Caught 69 passes for 898 yards and six touchdowns last season. ... Considered a great route runner and very good athlete for his size. ... Not much of a blocker. ... Expected to play a major role in the Eagles offense immediately.
(No. 67 overall)
Bennie Logan, DT, Louisiana State
6-foot-2, 309 pounds. ... Fifth defensive tackle to be drafted by the Eagles in the third round or higher since 2005. ... First LSU player drafted by Eagles since running back Charles Scott (sixth round) in 2008. ... Played against Kelly's Oregon team in 2011 and made four tackles and broke up a pass. ... In 2012, had 45 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. ... Considered a solid run defender and improving pass rusher. ... Will share playing time with Isaac Sopoaga and Antonio Dixon at nose tackle and could team with Fletcher Cox in a four-man front.
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