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Logan has a wide frame with a barrel chest, good
bubble, wide hips, thick thighs and calves. His frame is build more like an
offensive guard’s and has more room for further development.
Known for his
toughness and aggression, Logan
will play though pain. He has an athletic, wide frame, with excellent feet,
good balance, and ankle knee bend. He shows good functional speed on pulls
Logan has no problems with learning
football and is quick to diagnose plays. He excels in the classroom and shows
very good field vision and alertness.
Logan is a very tough kid who missed all of the 2003
season following a knee injury during 2003 fall drills (torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee). He comes from a
supportive, small lumberjack town family. He is quick to learn and plays with
nastiness and toughness. He plays through injuries andlooks very comfortable in lending
his “expertise” to his younger teammates.
He plays at a high
intensity level and shows tremendous toughness on the field. He has good
playing strength and flexibility for left tackle, but his size dictates a
possible move to guard in the pros. He is a mature kid who gives an all-out
effort in practices and games.
He works well
in the weight room. The strength staff likes him a lot, citing his ethic and
hard work while rehabilitating from his 2003 knee injury. He takes well to
hard coaching and will not back down from a fight.
Logan has enough short area quickness to
get off the snap on running plays to hook the defensive ends. He shows a
quick first step vs. the pass rush and good agility moving to his size. When
working up field, he looks a little heavy-footed, but manages to get to his
This is one of
his better assets and one of the reasons I feel he will make a better guard.
He has the natural footwork and short area quickness to slide and sink. He is
quick to redirect and uses his leg drive effectively to hold ground vs.
stunts and blitzes.
Balance/Stays On Feet
Logan has natural knee bend that allows him
to keep in a good football position most the time. He finds a way to stay on
his feet, shows very good balance and you rarely ever see him on the ground.
Not only can
he generate good pop and explosion, but he also demonstrates great hand
placement and balance. He flashes ability to kick and slide with decent
quickness and can mirror (seems better on the left than right side).
The thing you
quickly notice on film is his ability to down block, thanks to his impressive
strength. He works his feet to wall off and seal. Even when he gets
overextended, he is quick to recover and stay off the ground.
evident factor is his ability to anchor, slide and adjust to the speed rush.
He has very good balance, even when he occasionally bends at the waist. His
base and foot movement allows him to seal off the edge rush.
He looks intense and very
athletic when pulling. He may throw his hands at a defender a little early,
at times, but is quick to recoil and reset.
Adjust on Linebacker
He lacks the sustained
speed to consistently get out in front on pulls, but does compensate with
proper blocking angles. He is very alert and is always looking to cut or
Use of Hands/Punch
his balance and feet, his hand placement and punch are very good for the
guard position. He has good functional strength coming off the ball, getting
his hands into the defender’s chest on the rise, to lock on and steer.
about this kid – he can find games. He is possibly the smartest blocker in
the Western Athletic Conference, showing good form and technique setting his
base. He has enough quickness and kick slide to mirror. He is especially
effective at sealing the corner since moving to the left side.
Long Snap Skills
Does not long snap.
was an All-Area and team MVP at Mariposa (Cal.) High, joining the Bulldogs’ program
in 2000 and was granted a redshirt. He moved into
the starting lineup at right tackle in 2001, earning All-Mountain West
Conference honors as he only allowed two sacks while protecting QB David
Carr, who broke several FSU passing records that year. He again started every
game in 2003, despite playing in his final three contests with an ankle
sprain. A torn anterior cruciate ligament in his
left knee during 2003 fall drills would sideline him for the season. He
returned to action in 2004 and emerged as one of the best left tackles in
college football. Through nine games, he did not allow a sack, tackle or
pressure in four games, graded over 90% for blocking consistency in his last
five contests and did not allow a sack or pressure. Morgan is blessed with
natural ability with above average overall strength levels. He has a wide
body, very good knee bend, and always seems to get the job done.
competed against some very good defensive ends and continues to be efficient,
even dominant. He is the best pass protector in the West. The thing you
notice about him is his intensity. Mankins can be
engaged with a defender, and still punch to control
a blitzing linebacker. He struggles a bit when getting into the second level,
but compensates by taking proper blocking angles. His quick first step off
the ball allows him to gain advantage. He has the size and strength to move
the larger defenders off the ball and plays with an almost perfect base and
pad level.His active hands prove very beneficial
when he works them to switch on stunts. He may scare off a team or two due to
his 2003 injury, but anyone that has seen him on film in 2004 knows that he
is fully recovered. The question remaining is – is he a guard or a tackle?
during the season’s last three games vs. San Jose State (11/23), Louisiana
Tech (12/05) and Georgia Tech (12/31, Music City Bowl) with a high ankle
sprain, but still platyed in each game.
2003-Sat out the season
after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his
left knee during fall drills (8/15). The injury occurred in a pileup during a
scrimmage at Bulldog Stadium. Mankins said he
"heard something pop" midway through the scrimmage but continued
playing, unaware of the injury. The knee stiffened considerably overnight and
surgery was performed.
(like Pitts, his versatility adds to his value).
By Dave Te' Thomas, NFLDraftScout.com
While opposing coaches call Mankins the smartest blocker in the Western Athletic Conference, opposing players regard him as one of the most competitive and aggressive blockers in the nation. Hailing from a small lumberjack town, Mankins rivals only Paul Bunyan when it comes to others telling stories of their encounters with this technically sound blocker.
Called the "most technically sound lineman" in the collegiate ranks by The NFL Draft Report, that service compares him favorably with former Green Bay Packers great, Jerry Kramer. Mankins shows good form and technique setting his base. He has enough quickness and kick slide to mirror and is especially effective at sealing the corner since moving to the left side.
Mankins was an All-Area and team MVP at Mariposa (Cal.) High. He joined the Fresno State program 2000 and was granted a redshirt. He moved into the starting lineup at right tackle in 2001, earning All-Mountain West Conference honors as he only allowed two sacks while protecting QB David Carr, who broke several FSU passing records that year.
He again started every game in 2002, despite playing in his final three contests with an ankle sprain. A torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during 2003 fall drills would sideline him for the season. He returned to action in 2004 and emerged as one of the best left tackles in college football. Mankins did not allow a sack, tackle or pressure in three games, graded over 90 percent for blocking consistency, set a school single-season record with 82 knockdown blocks and did not allow any opponent to get to the quarterback.
Positives... Has a wide frame with a barrel chest, good bubble, wide hips, thick thighs and calves. ... His frame is built more like an offensive guard's and has more room for further development. ... Known for his toughness and aggression, Mankins will play though pain. ... Has an athletic, wide frame, with excellent feet, good balance, and ankle/knee bend. ... Shows good functional speed on pulls and traps. ... Plays at a high intensity level and shows tremendous toughness on the field. ... Has good playing strength and flexibility for left tackle, but his size dictates a possible move to guard in the pros. ... Has enough short area quickness to get off the snap on running plays to hook the defensive ends. ... Shows a quick first step vs. the pass rush and good agility moving to his size. ... Has the natural footwork and short area quickness to slide and sink. ... Quick to redirect and uses his leg drive effectively to hold ground vs. stunts and blitzes. ... His natural knee bend allows him to keep in a good football position most the time. ... Finds a way to stay on his feet, shows very good balance and you rarely ever see him on the ground. ... Not only can he generate good pop and explosion, but he also demonstrates great hand placement and balance. ... Flashes ability to kick and slide with decent quickness and can mirror (seems better on the left than right side). ... Displays the ability to anchor, slide and adjust to the speed rush. ... Has very good balance, even when he occasionally bends at the waist. ... His base and foot movement allow him to seal off the edge rush. ... Along with his balance and feet, his hand placement and punch are very good for the guard position. ... Has good functional strength coming off the ball, getting his hands into the defender's chest on the rise, to lock on and steer. ... His quick first step off the ball allows him to gain advantage. ... Has the size and strength to move the larger defenders off the ball and plays with an almost perfect base and pad level. ... His active hands prove very beneficial when he works them to switch on stunts.
Negatives... When working upfield, he looks a little heavy-footed, but manages to get to his target. ... He looks intense and very athletic when pulling, but he tends to throw his hands at a defender a little early, at times. ... Lacks the sustained speed to consistently get out in front on pulls and needs to do a better job of taking proper blocking angles when working up field. ... Struggles when getting into the second level, as he does not have the speed to get in front of the linebacker. ... Plays with good aggression, but it will get the best of him at times, resulting in a high amount of personal foul penalties. ... Might scare off a team or two due to his 2003 injury. ... Gets his base too narrow when on the move, losing balance and failing to sustain vs. counter moves.
All-American Dream Team selection and rated the best offensive guard prospect in college football by The NFL Draft Report, despite starting his entire career at tackle...First-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection...First offensive lineman in Bulldog history to be selected team MVP...Selected to the Outland Trophy Award Watch List...Recorded a team-high and program record 82 knockdown blocks on the year and graded out at 90 percent for the season (80 percent is considered the benchmark for success)...Did not allow a sack or pressure all season, producing sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks as the offense generated 4854 yards, an average of 404.5 yards per game...Mentored a young offensive line that allowed only eighteen quarterback sacks, the least in any season under the Pat Hill era...His performance was so powerful that head coach Pat Hill presented Mankins with a "Bad Dog" Award, a rarely given honor that goes to a player who completely dominates his position.
Washington...Produced seven knockdowns as the offense totaled 262 yards...raced to the right side to take down defensive end Manase Hopoi on QB Paul Pinegar's 12-yard scoring strike to Joe Fernandez...Also blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by Evan Knudson in the first quarter...Was penalized ten yards for holding on a first-and-10 play at the FSU 41 in the first quarter...Head to Head Competition: Brandon Ala-DE-No tackles (Ala had one tackle on special teams). Kansas State... Singled out by ESPN's Mark May for his outstanding play against Kansas State...Cleared a rush lane used by Dwayne Wright for a 4-yard touchdown run that capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive in the first quarter and on the next drive, he took down defensive tackle Jermaine Berry to spring Bryson Sumlin for a 2-yard scoring burst that concluded an 82-yard, 14-play drive...Head to Head Competition: Kevin Huntley-DE-Four tackles (2 solos), 0.5 stops for minus 1 yard. Portland State...Shoved defensive end Andrew Dorsey to the ground on an 8-yard touchdown run by Wendell Mathis in the first quarter, but was later penalized ten yards for a personal foul on Dorsey that negated a rushing attempt by Bryson Sumlin on a second-and-9 play from the FSU 21 in the fourth quarter as the offense generated 405 yards...Head to Head Competition: Andrew Dorsey-DE-Three assisted tackles. Louisiana Tech...Took down linebacker T.J. Jackson in the backfield as Paul Pinegar rolled left to find Robbie Dubois with a 4-yard scoring pass, making nine knockdowns as the offense gained 373 yards...Head to Head Competition: Jemelle Cage-De-Three tackles (1 solo). Texas-El Paso...The offense struggled to gain 321 yards and Logan was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul that was accessed on the kickoff after a 7-yard touchdown pass from Pinegar to Joe Fernandez in the third quarter...Head to Head Competition: Ibok Ibok-DE-No tackles (had a solo stop on special teams). Boise State...Leveled linebacker Andy Avalos to spring Wendell Mathis for a 15-yard touchdown run around left tackle and had six knockdowns, but the offense would manage only 191 yards...Head to Head Competition: Mike Williams-DE-Two assisted tackles. Southern Methodist...Helped cap a first quarter 70-yard, 10-play drive by clearing a rush lane used by Bryson Sumlin for a 1-yard scoring run and later took down defensive tackle Alan Adabi on a 3-yard touchdown toss from Paul Pinegar to Joe Fernandez as the team totaled 465 yards...Was penalized five yards for a false start on a first-and-10 play from the FSU 41 in the first quarter...Head to Head Competition: Justin Rogers-DE-Two tackles (1 solo). Rice...Added seven knockdowns and upended strong safety Terry Holly to kill the blitz on Pinegar's 30-yard touchdown strike to Adam Jennings as the Bulldogs amassed 310 yards...Head to Head Competition: Courtney Gordon-DE-Two solo tackles. Hawaii...Set a school game-record in only three quarters of action, as he registered fifteen knockdowns...Offensive line coach Mark Weber said about Mankins: "It takes a great player playing very hard to get that many knockout blocks in just three quarters."...Logan took down linebacker Watson Ho'ohuli on a 14-yard touchdown ryun by Wendell Mathis in the second quarter and also opened a hole for Mathis' 4-yard scoring run on the next drive...In the first quarter, Logan was penalized ten yards for holding on an 11-yard run by Adam Jennings from the UH 19 that nullified the play. Jennings then voiced his displeasure to the refereee and the Bulldogs were accessed another fifteen yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. Logan then took matters into his own hands and two plays later, knocked down two defenders at the line of scrimmage before taking down Ho'ohuli up field on the 14-yard scoring run by Mathis...Head to Head Competition: Kia Kamakawiwoole-DE-Six tackles (3 solos), 0.5 stops for minus 1 yard. Nevada...Chop blocked defensive tackle Chris Barry to clear the way for a 35-yard scoring scamper by Mathis and had seven knockdowns as the team collected 450 yards...Head to Head Competition: J.J.Milan-DE-Four tackles (3 solos). San Jose State...Was penalized fifteen yards for a personal foul on a PAT after he leveled linebacker Jamonte Cox to spring Roshon Vercher for a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as the Bulldogs came up with 541 yards...Head to Head Competition: Sean McNamara-DE-No tackles. Virginia (MPC Computers Bowl)...Cavalier linebacker Darryl Blackstock made a huge mistake talking "trash" to Logan, who then proceeded to dismantle the All-American with eight knockdowns...Both Blackstock and defensive end Chris Johnson proved no match for Logan, despite the two trying to double team and stunt all day...Logan took down defensive tackle Andrew Hoffman on Paul Pinegar's 13-yard scoring pass to Adam Jennings in the first quarter and then leveled Blackstock on Pinegar's 3-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Fairman that capped a 16-play, 83-yard drive in the fourth quarter...Head to Head Competition: Darryl Blackstock-OLB-Two assisted tackles and Chris Johnson-DE-Three assisted tackles.
Missed all of 2003 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during fall drills...Had started all 28 games the past two seasons before the injury...He was the most experienced returning offensive lineman, and his injury forced the Bulldogs to play an offensive line that had no players who had logged any significant playing time.
Played and started in all fourteen games, playing the last three contests on a bad ankle... Opened holes through which Rodney Davis rushed for a school record 1,586 yards...Was named to the Outland Trophy watch list, an award presented annually to the nation's top interior lineman...Graded 84% for blocking consistency and registered 67 knockdowns while allowing two quarterback sacks for an offense that averaged 374.0 yards per game... Credited with ten touchdown-resulting blocks.
Wisconsin...Opened the season with five knockdowns, leveling defensive end Jake Sprague on a 22-yard touchdown toss from Jeff Grady to Bernard Berrian as the team gained 275 aerial yards. Rice...Had a season high nine knockdowns, upending linebacker Justin Engler to give QB Paul Pinegar time to find Marque Davis with a 72-yard scoring strike as FSU amassed 426 yards. Oregon...Credited with seven knockdowns, leveling defensive end Seth McEwen on a 20-yard touchdown toss from Paul Pinegar to Deandre Gilbert as the team totaled 407 yards. Colorado State...Cleared a rush lane used by Rodney Davis for a 1-yard scoring run, making seven knockdowns for an offense that amassed 341 yards. Tulsa...Shoved his way into the end zone with Pinegar following for a 1-yard scoring run and also led the way on a 3-yard touchdown run by Davis as the team collected 455 yards. Louisiana Tech...Executed a cut block on defensive end Carlin Thomas on Pinegar's 11-yard touchdown strike to Marque Davis as the team picked up 581 yards.
First-team Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News...Honorable mention All-Western Athletic Conference...Started every game at right offensive tackle, grading 82.8% for blocking consistency as he registered 58 knock-downs and totaled eight touchdown-resulting blocks as the offense exploded or 7022 yards and seventy touch-downs...Was given the responsibility to protect David Carr's blind side brilliantly all year, allowing only two sacks...Helped give Carr the time to break numerous Fresno State single-season and career passing records...Opened the holes for running back Paris Gaines to rush for 1,018 yards.
Tulsa...Posted seven knockdowns and cleared a path used by receiver Rodney Wright for a 5-yard touchdown on a reverse as the team totaled 513 yards. Louisiana Tech...Leveled defensive tackle Quincy Myles on a 37-yard scoring toss from David Carr to Paris Gaines as the team piled up 566 yards. Rice...Blasted his way into the end zone with Carr following for a 1-yard scoring run, making nine knockdowns as FSU amassed 506 yards.
Redshirted as a freshman.
Agriculture Education major...Enjoys roping and hunting...Son of Jill and Tim Mankins... Born 3/10/82...Resides in Catheys Valley, California.
2002: Bothered during the season's last three games vs. San Jose State (11/23), Louisiana Tech (12/05) and Georgia Tech (12/31, Music City Bowl) with a high ankle sprain, but still played in each game. 2003: Sat out the season after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during fall drills (8/15). The injury occurred in a pileup during a scrimmage at Bulldog Stadium. Mankins said he "heard something pop" midway through the scrimmage but continued playing, unaware of the injury. The knee stiffened considerably overnight and surgery was performed.
CAMPUS: 5.2 in the 40-yard dash...410-pound bench press...635-pound squat...400-pound power clean...6'9" broad jump. COMBINE: 5.1 in the 40-yard dash...3.02 20-yard dash...1.82 10-yard dash...4.44 20-yard shuttle... 7.52 three-cone drill...31.5-inch vertical jump...7'11" broad jump...Bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times...33 3/8-inch arm length...11 3/8-inch hands...31 Wonderlic score.
Attended Mariposa (Catheys Valley, Cal.) High School...Named All-League and his team's most valuable player.
Draft Scout Player News
03/08/16 - G Logan Mankins was officially placed on reserve/retired by the Buccaneers Tuesday (March 8).
03/07/16 - Seven-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday he plans to retire.
Mankins spent the past two seasons with the Bucs after playing nine seasons with the New England Patriots.
"It is always difficult losing a player of Logan's caliber both on the field and in the locker room," Bucs general manager Jason Licht said in a team-issued release. "He is one of the toughest, most intelligent and skilled players at his position that I have seen in my years around this game. Logan distinguished himself as the ultimate professional over his 11-year career and he was an unquestioned leader for us over the past two seasons. His leadership, work ethic and selflessness played a key role in the development of our younger players and he set the standard which we use to evaluate all of our offensive linemen."
Mankins went to the Buccaneers in a trade that caught him by surprise in 2014. He eventually focused on the job and started 31 of 32 games the past two seasons.
Mankins was named All-Pro six times.
Mankins said in January while preparing for his seventh Pro Bowl in Hawaii that he was leaning toward retirement but wanted to take extra time to be certain that was the right call.
His retirement clears nearly $7 million of cap space for the Buccaneers, who have needs all across the offensive line minus Mankins. However, the move is not a surprise to general manager Jason Licht, who said in February at the Scouting Combine that Tampa had prepared for all outcomes in Mankins' situation.
A first-round draft pick in 2005, Mankins was one of the most consistent players in the Patriots' offense and was traded because of a lingering contract dispute with the front office.
01/04/16 - G Logan Mankins said he might have played in his final NFL game and is considering the possibility of retiring at age 33 after 11 NFL seasons. "I don't know, I am at the point in my career where I'm going to take a little time and evaluate what I want to do with my family, with myself and my career and see where it goes," Mankins said after the Bucs' 38-10 loss to Carolina.
12/30/15 - G Logan Mankins (knee), who has battled the same injury for weeks, did not practice Wednesday but is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers.
12/23/15 - G Logan Mankins (knee) did not practice Wednesday but said he hopes to recover in a few days and play in Sunday's game against the Bears.
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