2013 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Logan Ryan

Logan Ryan NFL 2013 Draft

Logan Ryan joins teammate Devin McCourty in the Patriots defensive backfield.

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

With the 83rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots have selected defensive back Logan Ryan out of Rutgers.

This is what we said in our scouting report on Logan Ryan:

Logan Ryan is a very good cornerback prospect. He’s been well coached coming out of the Rutgers program. Prides himself on playing an aggressive and physical style. His coverage ability should be conducive to many coverage schemes as he has the agility to play man or zone coverages. Ryan is used to getting his hands on the receiver and can play physical all the way downfield. He’s not afraid to attack the running back and will set the edge on play side runs.

Ryan’s hips are fluid enough to play man coverage and he has the ball instincts to succeed in zone coverages. You won’t find many corners that are as physical in all aspects of their game as Ryan. He entered the draft a year early and could go as high as the top 50, but certainly won’t get out of the third round in April’s draft.

Ryan figures to be a backup for the Patriots with Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talib and Kyle Arrington ahead of him. Ras-I Dowling could also be ahead of him on the depth chart if he is able to stay healthy.

With Dowling’s health and Talib’s future in question, Ryan provides some nice depth this year and a potential starter in the future.

Ryan was also a core special teams player at Rutgers, something that always endears a prospect to Belichick. Bill Belichick also commented on the solid communication in the Rutgers defensive backfield when asked about Logan Ryan and 91st pick Duron Harmon.

The Patriots will now be on the clock at pick 91. Ryan joins Aaron Dobson and Jamie Collins as the newest Patriots.

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9 Responses to “2013 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Logan Ryan”

  1. MaineMan says:

    30, count ’em, 30 passes broken up to go with 7 picks and a metric buttload of solo tackles over just the past two seasons. Ryan’s a baller.

  2. Ben says:

    Getting really sick of the moaning on here. We’ve picked slow guys, we’ve picked rubbish guys, we’ve reached, etc…

    Valid, everyone will have a different opinion. But, honestly now, do you watch the hours of tape Bill and his guys do? And even if you do, do you know these prospects personally? Know their personalities? What they offer off the field? Have you medically checked them? NO! Bill hasn’t been perfect in drafts, but he’s better than a good few and has kept our team competitive for years.

    Personally, I like Dobson. I like Ryan and I like Collins. Time will tell if they were the best available positions, but they were all needs. Harmon? Well, like most, never heard of him. But I’m reserving judgement.

  3. pito says:

    i like logan ryan as a player, i really do. a true professional in the making. and he does fit a pretty big need. however i doubt his ability to be more than a nickel corner, he just doesn`t have the speed for it, as far as i`ve seen on some highlights

  4. joe says:

    They just pick up the safety of the Rutgers a free agent sad what a waste. Jessie Williams left or B Jones a free agent. Look at what the rams did or the vikings. I think they thought they could trade it they went down to last second next were gonna draft his son from rutgers

    • joe says:

      I am done coming on this sight or done with the draft the safety of Rutgers is the 30 best safty . Short and slow. Dobson is slow but tall the Rutgers cab is good the pats special team will be good thou. The pats always nail their 1st round pick STICK with that. I would rather have 1 dorito then 4 crapy cap cod chips

  5. acm says:

    Good choice for a CB for the style of D Pats will likely be playing.

    I think DT Jesse Williams, WR Patton, S Thomas, OL Barrett Jones would have been better value here but I am not gonna cry over Ryan either … good player for the CB position 😉

  6. joe says:

    I think they have reached on every player. BB the coach great BB general manager average. What happened to value he reached on every player. Everyone is trying to find the next jpp but he was a first rounder. But at least he drafted for need so that’s one good thing

  7. Henry Carmen says:

    Besides the Dobson pick, this draft seems to provide a little breathing room for the Pats to make picks in next years draft. In case Talib Leaves, Ninkovich

  8. Speedster81 says:

    Good pick. I was hoping for Sanders Commings who I think is a better press man corner but Logan Ryan is a good CB.

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