Logan Hall Comp Rekindles Horror Of “Lost Decade”

May 11th, 2022

Ex-GM makes NFL comp.

Joe still aches anytime a person mentions Calais Campbell.

The hulking defensive lineman was a free agent in the spring of 2017 and the Bucs were coming off a nine-win season, missing the playoffs on a tiebreaker in Dirk Koetter’s first season as head coach.

Hulking defensive lineman Campbell was a free agent and the Bucs didn’t seem to make a play for him. He ended up in Jacksonville and the Bucs signed bust defensive tackle Chris “Swaggy” Baker instead. Behind Campbell’s 14 1/2 sacks, the Jags went to the AFC title game that season and the Bucs began circling the drain, which ended Koetter’s days as coach after the 2018 season.

As for why the Bucs didn’t try (or at least make a heavy push) for Campbell, Koetter said the Bucs didn’t have the cash to sign him. To this day the non-move still bothers Joe. And Joe wonders for whom Koetter was covering?

But could Joe’s quest for Campbell have finally been met this year?

Joe has a lot of respect for Mike Tannenbaum of BSPN and his The 33rd Team site. When Tannenbaum ran the Jets, they were actually a decent team. When he went to the Dolphins, well, it was a mixed bag. In a recent story, Tannebaum noted that Bucs second-round draft pick Logan Hall reminds him of Campbell.

When asked to name a current NFL comp for Hall, Tannenbaum said, “Calais Campbell a little bit, just because he’s versatile and they moved him around quite a bit. He’s not as big as Calais though.”

Campbell was 6-8, 290 pounds coming out of college. Hall is 6-6, 283 pounds.

If Hall is anything like Campbell, that’s a helluva pickup by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht. And an FYI for those stomping their feet that the Bucs passed on this Devonte Wyatt at No. 27 for Hall at No. 33, consider Campbell was the 50th pick in the 2008 draft.

18 Responses to “Logan Hall Comp Rekindles Horror Of “Lost Decade””

  1. geno711 Says:

    Campbell played all along the defensive line but mainly has played a lot of 3-technique. In fact, in Todd Bowles first year as defensive coordinator for the Cardinals, Campbell played more than half his snaps at the 3-technique position according to PFF numbers.

    Last year Hall played the majority of his snaps at the 3-technique. As a 2nd round pick like Calais Campbell, let’s hope that Hall can become the same type of impact player.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    That is quite a reach comparing Logan White to Calais Campbell.
    Of course, I sincerely hope it comes true!
    I wanted us to grab Campbell too, way back when.

  3. Guzzie Says:

    Wyatt is going to be 29 when his rookie contract runs out

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    Those stomping their feet because the Bucs didn’t pick up Wyatt at 27…

    I thought you were going to say Wyatt was arrested again Joe lol.

  5. Buczilla Says:

    That’s one hell of a compliment and if Hall can be in the same zip code as Calais then he was a great pick.

  6. Drebucsfan Says:

    C Campbell? Lol stop it, Calais Campbell was a man beast among college greats, who has Logan hall faced in his college career worth talking about as in team, Sherman leaked we wanted That safety from Georgia so i now know that we aren’t completely sold back there in the secondary, passed on Wyatt who dominated sec and went with some guy who can play a lot of positions average at best…other than Brady im not that excited about this year but i hope this guy proves all of guys like me wrong

  7. geno711 Says:

    Drebucsfan Says:
    May 11th, 2022 at 10:46 am
    C Campbell? Lol stop it, Calais Campbell was a man beast among college greats.

    Who is saying this besides you? Why did he go at 50?


    Just have to wait & see, like the other draft picks & FA’s.

  9. Drebucsfan Says:

    @geno711, they’re a lot of naysayers about Logan Hall who dwells in the comments, heck even joe has his doubts but i understand he has to stay political which i respect, but the great thing about this site is we’re all fans and all subject to an opinion as long as it’s respectful. So if you feel otherwise i respect your opinion big guy lol

  10. Drebucsfan Says:

    And idk why Calais Campbell went pick 50 or why Brady we trap late for that matter lol but one thing i do know is Logan hall was NOOOO Calais Campbell in college. Maybe you don’t remember Miami U glory days but as a fsu diehard i remember all too well

  11. Dooley Says:

    Closer to Cameron Heyward imo

  12. geno711 Says:

    Drebucsfan Says:
    May 11th, 2022 at 11:49 am
    And idk why Calais Campbell went pick 50 or why Brady we trap late for that matter

    Exactly because their rivals rankings or where they went into college or their college stats only matter so much. It is how NFL GM’s think they will pan out in the pro’s.

    If it was only about what they did in college guys like Charlie Ward would have been one of the 1st picks in the NFL draft as a QB.

  13. Drebucsfan Says:

    Lol you do know Charlie ward chose the NBA rather than the NFL otherwise he would’ve been maybe the first pick right????, SMART GUY, but i see what I’m dealing with here now with that statement and i have no idea what your trying to debate or state but my opinion is that I’m not a big fan of Logan hall pick nor is he by any chance in my opinion a resemblance of c Campbell and there are a lot of others who feel this way as well but i pray this guy turns out to be a hall of farmer for our sake lol enjoy your day bud

  14. Drebucsfan Says:

    Oh an btw Charlie ward dominated the collegiate level, and passed the eye test, Hall looks like he maybe at best an over hyped Will Gholston that has one more pass rush move lol

  15. Lokog Says:

    Is Logan hall a bd or a gd. I’m bdk over here

  16. Anonymous Says:

    We can only hope!

  17. unbelievable Says:

    We can only hope!

  18. Rod Munch Says:


    Every comparison I’ve heard up to this point was Gholston.

    That’s a hell of a leap. I’d love it to be true, if it is, then Licht just won the draft.