The New England Patriots have now signed all three Rutgers Scarlet Knights players who were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, and all three of them have reportedly signed four-year deals. Safety Duron Harmon was the first to sign, as he inked his contract two days ago. On that same day, it was reported that linebacker Steve Beauharnais also signed his deal, but that report was later refuted by his agents on that day. Today, however, the Patriots and Beauharnais have indeed come to terms on a four-year deal, and now Logan Ryan’s agents are reporting that the Patriots and the third-round cornerback have come to an agreement.
NFL Insider Aaron Wilson added that the deal between Ryan and the Patriots will last for four seasons, which is really the generic rookie contract. It’s always a good sign to see rookies sign deals quickly, and it seems like all three of them have the same agents (I know at least two of them do).
Anyway, Ryan is the best of three Rutgers players drafted by the Patriots, and he was a solid addition for the Patriots. Although he is burn-prone due to his aggressiveness and lack of long speed, Ryan is a quick cornerback who makes plays and has the ideal skillset for the slot. Ryan does an excellent job of stopping the run, and he is also a physical CB. It seems like Ryan has a lot in common with Kyle Arrington as a player and in the character department as well, but I am hoping that Ryan can develop a better game as an outside corner than Arrington. However, there is nothing wrong with being an Arrington-clone in the slot, because he is definitely one of the better slot corners in the league.
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