A prospect that has shown steady progression since he stepped foot onto campus, Ryan isn't the biggest or fastest, but he plays with intensity and confidence and has produced big numbers as a starter. While it's more likely he ends up as a day two pick, it's not impossible to think that Ryan could join Devin McCourty as the only defensive backs in Rutgers' history to be drafted in the first round.
Gets physical at the line of scrimmage, doing a nice job peeking into the backfield to make plays in run support. Good timing and leaping ability to highpoint and get his hands on the ball. Strong competitor to bait throws and plays the position with supreme confidence. Smart with experience in zone and man coverage. Makes impact plays on special teams coverage. Productive with 38 passes defended the past two seasons, including seven interceptions.
Weaknesses: Lacks elite top-end speed for the position and can be beat vertically. Will play overaggressive in the open field tackle and needs to be more consistent breaking down on the move. Needs to use better eye discipline and can be susceptible on fakes and double-moves. Will allow bigger receivers to push him around. His hands-on approach and physical nature in coverage will get him in trouble at the next level.