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Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


November 24, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Logan Ryan (11) in pass coverage against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 191

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40 Yard Dash: 4.56

Bench Press: 14

Vertical Jump: 32.5″

Broad Jump: 116″

2012 Statistics

Fumble Returns
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Tackles For Loss
Misc. Defense
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Career Highlights (via Rutgers athletics site)

2012: Named to Preseason All-BIG EAST First Teams by Athlonand Phil Steele.

2011: Emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the BIG EAST after securing his starting position during 2011 preseason camp … started all 13 games opposite teammate Brandon Jones … recorded 67 tackles (48 solo), including 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 0.5 sack … named All-BIG EAST Second Team for his efforts … career-high 10 tackles and two forced fumbles at UNC (9/10) … recorded seven tackles, 1.0 tackle-for-loss, broke up four passes and recovered a fumble in the 19-16 double overtime victory at Syracuse (10/1) … notched the first two interceptions of his career in the 34-10 win vs. Pitt (10/8), returning the second pick 45 yards to the end zone … earned a helmet sticker from ESPN’s Lou Holtz on College GameDay Final for his efforts against Pitt … BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his game against Pitt … nine tackles and broke up his team-leading eighth pass of the season in the 20-17 overtime win over USF (11/5) … seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss, in the 27-13 win vs. Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium … contributions against the Cyclones included three pass breakups and one interception, which he returned for 11 yards … member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2010: Appeared in 11 games at cornerback … nine tackles on the year … made collegiate debut vs. Norfolk State (9/2) … first career start at FIU (9/11) … career-best two tackles vs. Tulane (10/2) and at USF (11/3) … member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2009: Did not see game action.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

I’ve seen enough of Ryan to know that in the NFL, if he’s developed properly, he can be a really good cornerback in a defense that primarily utilizes zone coverages, or he can be effective as a slot/nickel cornerback, which are just as valuable in the NFL today as a starting corner. Slot corners have to cover tight ends and oftentimes the other team’s better receivers, and Ryan has the capability to make plays in those roles. He doesn’t have great speed, but he’s a willing tackler who can make plays on the ball and read plays pretty well. He had an excellent junior season at Rutgers and you can see in the game footage below that he has to be accounted for on every play. He can sometimes be caught out of position but more often than not, this is a guy who is going to make positive plays for your defensive unit. I think he’s a solid 2nd round selection, maybe third at worst.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)