03/14/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Cornerback Logan Ryan shows good speed on tape, as well, though it was a bit surprising to see him not attempt to improve upon the less-than-ideal 4.56-second time he had in Indianapolis. That allowed the two men who shared the starting cornerback role opposite him -- seniors Brandon Jones and Marcus Cooper -- to steal some of the thunder Wednesday by running in the high 4.4s. Cooper, 6-2, 190-pounds, also registered an impressive 39" vertical and 10'9" broad jump. Only three cornerbacks tested in Indianapolis had a better broad jump, Robert Alford from Southeast Louisiana, Florida State's Xavier Rhodes and B.W. Webb from William & Mary, each of whom posted an 11'0 leap. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/31/2012 - Junior All-America cornerback Logan Ryan (Berlin, N.J.) has elected to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Ryan is the fifth player since 2008 at Rutgers to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. "Logan embodies everything we look for when recruiting a potential student-athlete," said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood. "He is a smart, tough, disciplined player with a tremendous work ethic and talent. He has represented our program in first class fashion and we know he will continue to excel when playing on Sundays."
Ryan was a two-time All-BIG EAST selection in his career and earned All-America honors in 2012 by Pro Football Weekly (First Team) and Phil Steele (Fourth Team). A two-year starter at cornerback, Ryan finished second on the team with 94 tackles. A Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, Ryan is the only player in the nation with at least 90 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defended. Ryan currently ranks first in the conference and tied for eighth nationally in passes defended, averaging 1.50 per game. He also earned All-BIG EAST First Team recognition, as well as all-conference honors from ESPN.com andCBSSports.com. - Rutgers football
12/31/2012 - Rutgers junior cornerback Logan Ryan will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, according to a release from the university. Ryan is rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 7 cornerback. He is one of four corners given a second round grade. "Logan embodies everything we look for when recruiting a potential student-athlete," said Rutgers coach Kyle Flood in the school's official release. "He is a smart, tough, disciplined player with a tremendous work ethic and talent. He has represented our program in first-class fashion, and we know he will continue to excel when playing on Sundays."
The 6-foot, 190-pound Ryan is a two-time All-Big East honoree. He registered 94 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defensed in 2012. A year ago, he established himself as one of the country's more intriguing young corners by registering 67 tackles, three interceptions and 14 passes broken up. That drew comparisons to former Rutgers standout Devin McCourty, the only cornerback in school history to have been drafted in the first round. Though Rutgers lost to Virginia Tech 13-10 in ovetime in the Russell Athletic Bowl last Friday, Ryan went out in style, logging seven tackles and three passes broken up.
As with any underclassman, Ryan will have to prove his size and straight-line speed to scouts to settle his final grade. With the NFL increasingly turning toward the passing game, he is one of several cornerbacks who could work their way into first-round conversation with an impressive showing in workouts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/31/2012 - Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The junior made the announcement Monday at a campus news conference. Ryan was a two-time all-Big East selection and is the fifth Rutgers player since 2008 to leave school early and enter the NFL draft, joining Ray Rice, Kenny Britt, Anthony Davis and Mohamed Sanu.
Ryan finished second on the Scarlet Knights with 94 tackles this season and was a semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the nation. He is the only player this season with at least 90 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defended. - AP Sports
12/30/2012 - Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan did not want to be a distraction going into the Russell Athletic Bowl, but did spend time weighing his options. Following the 13-10 overtime loss to Virginia Tech, Ryan was quick to come to a decision regarding his final year of eligibility. The redshirt junior cornerback will announce whether he will stay or go tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. from the team meeting room. Ryan earned All-Big East honors for the second straight season and would be the fifth player in six years to leave Rutgers early for the NFL draft.
"I really feel like with the way we ended the regular season, it would be unfair to take any distraction to take any distraction away from what's really important," Ryan said. "We really wanted to win this bowl game, so a decision by me is not more important than this team. I haven't really put much thought into it, but now that the season's over I'll put thought into it and make a decision soon."
Sophomore running back Jawan Jamison, who is also considering an NFL departure, will not return to Rutgers until the end of semester break and will take longer to announce any decision, he told ScarletReport.com. - Sam Hellman, ScarletReport.com
12/28/2012 - Scouting the Rutgers pass defense: Statistically, the Scarlet Knights are more vulnerable against the pass than the run, though it's no picnic trying to come from behind against this team through the air, either. Logan Ryan is having an all-conference season in the secondary, and Brandon Jones has made big play after big play from the defensive backfield. - The Sports Xchange
12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): CB Logan Ryan, Rutgers, Jr., Berlin, N.J./Eastern, has been selected First Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Ryan currently ranks first in the conference and tied for eighth nationally in passes defended, averaging 1.50 per game. He additionally ranks second on the team with 87 tackles. - Rutgers football
11/29/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Teddy Bridgewater is one of the best quarterbacks in the country, but he'll be playing with a broken non-throwing hand suffered in last week's loss to Connecticut. The Cardinals are also banged up in the backfield, which should give the opportunistic Rutgers defense a chance to do some damage. The Scarlet Knights defense will also be out for redemption following a disappointing effort in last week's loss to Pittsburgh. - The Sports Xchange
11/24/2012 - Five Prospects to Watch in Week 13: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers*: Much of the pregame hype surrounding the Rutgers-Pittsburgh matchup will revolve around the brother on brother showdown between the Scarlet Knights' all-conference linebacker Khaseem Greene and Pitt running back Ray Graham, each of whom could earn a pick within the top 100 of April's NFL draft. Though the team that will be able to successfully control the clock with the running game will certainly have an advantage in this contest, scouts might be more interested in Ryan, who enters the game leading the Big East in passes broken up (17) and tied for the conference lead in interceptions (four).
Ryan is a shoo-in to earn First Team all-conference accolades and arguably should have last year (he was given Second Team honors). A relatively weak crop of senior cornerbacks could push several talented juniors -- like Ryan -- into the NFL early. Based on his play over the past two seasons, it wouldn't be shocking to see Ryan join Devin McCourty as just the second Rutgers' cornerback to ever be selected in the first round of an NFL draft. This game is scheduled to begin at noon eastern Saturday and will be televised by ESPN2. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
11/19/2012 - WEEK 12 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Logan Ryan, Jr., CB, Rutgers, Berlin, N.J.,...Had six tackles and an interception in a 10-3 win at Cincinnati. - BIG EAST football
10/22/2012 - When Rutgers and Temple previously met in Big East play, the outcome often determined which team avoided finishing in the conference cellar. Times have changed and so have the fortunes of both football programs. On Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, good fortune continued to shine on Rutgers during this season. A 21-point third quarter lifted the Scarlet Knights to a 35-10 victory over Temple in a battle between teams that started the afternoon undefeated in Big East play. The victory lifted Rutgers, No. 15 in the BCS standings, to 4-0 in the conference and 7-0 overall. The Owls slipped to 3-3 and 2-1. Trailing 10-0 at the half, Rutgers wasted no time getting on the board in the second half. Gary Nova's 32-yard touchdown pass to Tim Wright capped a 75-yard drive on the opening series to bring the Scarlet Knights to within 10-7. This seemed to fire up the entire Rutgers' sideline along with their fans, which comprised about half the announced crowd of 35,145. Though Temple's Brandon McManus launched a 53-yard punt that forced Rutgers to start its next series at its own 11, an energized Nova led an 89-yard drive that was capped by another 32-yard touchdown pass. Nova found Jawan Jamison underneath and the running back did the rest in racing to the end zone for a 14-10 lead with 5:09 remaining in the quarter. Any chance Temple had at regaining at least some of the momentum was snuffed out by corner Logan Ryan, who intercepted a Chris Coyer pass and returned it 17 yards to the Temple 49. - The Sports Xchange
07/18/2012 - 2012 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Logan Ryan, Rutgers CB, Jr., has been selected to the Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the best defensive back in college football by the Jim Thorpe Association. Ryan, who was also named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, finished with All-BIG EAST Second Team honors in 2011 as a first-year starter. The South Jersey native finished third on the team in tackles (67) and led RU in pass breakups (14) as part of the nation'sninth-best pass defense. He was a key member of a Rutgers defense that was 14th nationally in 2011 in total defense and eighth in scoring defense. - Rutgers football
07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Logan Ryan, Rutgers, CB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. Ryan finished with All-BIG EAST Second Team honors in 2011 as a first-year starter. The South Jersey native finished third on the team in tackles (67) and led RU in pass breakups (14) as part of the nation's ninth-best pass defense. - Rutgers football
06/29/2012 - Top-five Rutgers prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. CB Logan Ryan (6-0, 190)...While the majority of the attention given to Rutgers last season revolved around Big East record-breaking wideout Sanu and the Scarlet Knights' talented linebacker corps, Ryan -- in his first full season as a starter -- proved why he was the top-rated prep cornerback in the state of New Jersey by enjoying a breakout campaign in which he registered 67 tackles, 14 passes broken up and three interceptions to earn Second Team All Big East accolades. Frankly, he may have been short-changed by the Big East coaches as Ryan seemed to improve as the season went on, culminating with a strong performance in the Pinstripe Bowl in which he was seemingly everywhere, registering seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (including half a sack), broke up two passes and intercepted another. I'm not ready to annoint Ryan yet as the next Devin McCourty -- the only Rutgers' defensive back to ever earn a first round pick -- but if he makes the same gains in his junior campaign that he did last season Ryan could have the luxury of considering making the jump to the NFL with eligibility still remaining. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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