The early March to the NFL draft continues, with Rutgers the latest to lose a talented underclassman to the professional ranks.
As expected, Logan Ryan announced late Monday morning that he has decided to forego his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the April draft.
“Logan embodies everything we look for when recruiting a potential student-athlete,” said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood in a statement. “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 6-0, 190-pound Ryan was twice named as an All-Big East selection in his two seasons as a starter. According to the release, Ryan is the only player in the nation with at least 90 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defended this season. He also currently ranks first in the conference and tied for eighth nationally in passes defended, averaging 1.50 per game.
Ryan becomes the fifth player since 2008 at Rutgers to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft.