Ryan with the New England Patriots in 2014
|No. 26 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||February 9, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Berlin, New Jersey|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Voorhees (NJ) Eastern|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2016|
Logan Daniel Ryan (born February 9, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.
A native of Berlin, New Jersey, Ryan attended Eastern High School in Voorhees, New Jersey, and played for the Eastern Vikings high school football team. He was an all-state selection at both cornerback and quarterback. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Ryan was listed the No. 32 cornerback prospect in his class.
While attending Rutgers University, Ryan played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team from 2010 to 2012. He was a second-team All-Big East Conference selection as a sophomore in 2011, and a first-team All-Big East selection as a junior in 2012. He was also named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly in 2012.
On December 31, 2012, Logan Ryan announced that he would forgo his senior year at Rutgers and declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. Most early draft boards had him projected as a second round pick. He impressed many analysts in the NFL combine and was projected by some to sneak into the first round. However, Ryan slipped in the draft and was selected in the third round by the New England Patriots with the 83rd overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Ryan signed a four-year, $2.77 million contract with the Patriots. The deal included a $563,252 signing bonus.
On October 20, 2013, Ryan scored his first NFL touchdown as a cornerback for the New England Patriots. His TD came on 79 yard run after an interception thrown by New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. The following week, Ryan had another standout performance against the Miami Dolphins by recording two sacks and a forced fumble. In week 16 Ryan had a standout performance recording two interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens in a 41-7 win. He finished the season with 35 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, 10 passes defended, and 1 forced fumble in 7 starts.
Despite playing mostly as a reserve cornerback during the 2014 season, Ryan was active in all nineteen of the Patriots games, including the Patriots win in Super Bowl XLIX. He played alongside All-Pro corner Darrelle Revis and his best game of the season came in week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, in which he logged 3 combine tackles, 2 passes defended, and 1 interception. He recorded another interception in week 12 against the Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. He finished his second season with 42 combine tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 6 passes defended in 6 starts.
Ryan experienced a breakout season in 2015, setting a career high with 74 tackles and quickly became the starting cornerback alongside Malcolm Butler.
- PFW 2012 All-America team
- "Patriots sign third-round pick CB Logan Ryan," Patriots.com (May 16, 2013). Retrieved May 18, 2013.