Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 15 greatest pass rushers in franchise history

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(1979-86). David Logan. 8. player. 48. . NT

Remember back in the day when the NFL Draft lasted beyond seven rounds?

Taking things all the way back to 1979, the Buccaneers used a 12th-round pick on David Logan to provide the defense with another dangerous weapon to use on the defensive line.

Since the NFL didn’t actually begin recording sacks until the 1982 season, Logan’s sack total of 28.3 technically only runs through the 1986 season before wrapping up his career the following year on the Green Bay Packers.

Along with the impressive sack numbers, Logan also earned All-Pro honors from 1983 to 1984. It shows just how fortunate Tampa Bay to land the former Pittsburgh star when they did in the 12th round in 1979.

Without question, the best season of Logan’s career with the Buccaneers came during the year in which he first earned All-Pro honors in 1983 after recording 9.5 sacks.

Obviously, the argument will always be made that Logan’s numbers would be even more impressive with the three seasons sacks weren’t officially recorded, but that will never take away from the impact he still made.

If anything, that only makes a stronger case for Logan in regards to being part of the conversation for greatest defenders to ever suit up for the Buccaneers since his overall career stats would obviously be much higher.

Logan’s name may not be mentioned as some of the other all-time greats in the conversation, but the eight seasons at nose tackle for Tampa Bay will always be unforgettable. He will always be considered one of the biggest draft steals for the organization as well.