Logan Ryan: Video Highlights for Former Rutgers CB
Logan Ryan will forgo his senior year at Rutgers and make himself eligible for the 2013 NFL draft.
The ultra-physical cornerback has been an All-Big East selection the last two seasons. In 2012, Ryan made 94 tackles and defended 21 passes, of which he intercepted four.
The 5'11", 190-pound defensive back is a solid tackler and has strong cover skills. The only knock on Ryan is his speed (4.53 40-yard dash) and because of this, he is projected to be selected in the third round.
Here are some of Logan Ryan's top plays.
Interception vs. Cincinnati, 2012
In the middle of the second quarter, with the Bearcats driving and in Rutgers territory, Logan Ryan intercepted a long pass at the Rutgers 3-yard line. Rutgers won the game 10-3, making this one of the matchup's key plays.
Ryan exhibited good timing and physicality, leaping in the air and stealing the ball from the receiver.
Interception vs. Iowa State, 2011
With Rutgers leading 27-13 in the fourth quarter, an Iowa State drive, nearly at midfield, is ended by a Logan Ryan interception. The Scarlet Knights went on to win the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in 2011.
Ryan showed good instincts and hands by intercepting a quick slant and, essentially, putting the game out of reach for the Cyclones.
Interception vs. Pittsburgh, 2011
With Rutgers leading Pittsburgh 27-10 in the fourth quarter, Logan Ryan made his second interception of the game and returned it for a touchdown.
Logan exhibited good instincts and timing in "jumping" the route and exhausting any hope the Panthers had of a comeback. The Rutgers standout also showed off his skills as a returner.
Interception vs. Connecticut, 2012
Early in the first quarter, Logan Ryan intercepted a pass from Connecticut's Chandler Whitmer at the UConn 45-yard line. Rutgers scored a field goal on the ensuing drive on their way to a 19-3 win.
Ryan displayed good anticipation as he read Whitmer's eyes and created a turnover.
Interception vs. Arkansas, 2012
With Rutgers leading 28-13, near the end of the third quarter, Logan Ryan intercepted a pass from Arkansas' Tyler Wilson in the end zone. It was a huge play that helped the Scarlet Knights defeat the Razorbacks 35-26.
Ryan exhibited good coverage, anticipation and receiving skills as he stayed in-bounds and prevented a touchdown.
This was actually Ryan's second end-zone interception of the game as the first was ruled interference. Regardless, Ryan showed good defensive awareness and strong, physical play.