New England Patriots rookie cornerback Logan Ryan fits the mold of a “Do your job” Rutgers product, and he has been steadily improving with each and every week here in August. For instance, after dropping an interception against the Philadelphia Eagles, Ryan had a nice pick six off of Mike Glennon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ryan read the play perfectly and showed some nifty ball skills to pick off Glennon, though that was definitely a throw that Glennon should never have made (Ryan was baiting him all the way).
Devin McCourty had this to say about Logan Ryan’s improvement with the Pats, via the Boston Herald, “He’s getting better. Logan came in; he’s got a great upside. I think his work ethic is going to show. From the time he’s gotten in to now, he’s gotten a lot better. I think he’s going to keep getting better. The sky’s the limit for him.”
Ryan has been getting a lot of reps in preseason games, as he led the team in snaps against the Bucs with 66 of them. He also had even more playing time against the Philadelphia Eagles, and I saw an improvement in Ryan’s game between both contests. There are still issues, though, and it seems like Ryan might be too burn prone to be trust on the outside as a rookie. Even against the Bucs, Ryan allowed a 42-yard pass to former Patriots player and Rutgers product Tiquan Underwood.
That said, Ryan does have upside, and his job as a rookie is to be, at most, the Patriots dime corner and replace Marquice Cole. Ryan also understands the importance of getting plenty of preseason snaps, “I think being a rookie and being a corner, especially, you get a feel for it and improve your game in those game reps, so I’m grateful.”