No. 2: Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan
The 49ers may have added DT Earl Mitchell before free agency began, but they could use some additional depth.
San Francisco featured the worst rushing defense in the NFL last year, allowing 165.9 yards per game.
So why not add a stout run defender to help improve a porous run defense? Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan fits the bill perfectly.
In 2015, Logan was the fourth-best DT in the NFL against the run, posting a plus-12.5 grade. He led the league as well getting 25 stops in 163 snaps.
Logan, 27, spent the past four years in Philadelphia and was part of a strong defensive line. Although he isn’t a pass-rusher, he’s primarily a run stuffer, exactly what the 49ers need.
The ex-Eagle defender has shown good durability, playing in all but five games in his four-year career. He’ll be a two-down player, due to his lack of pass-rushing ability.
So far, Logan has only visited with the Redskins, who will struggle to sign him for a lot of money due to their cap issues.
The 49ers had a swiss-cheese run defense in 2016 and adding Logan could be the first step to shoring that up.