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Friday, April 26, 2013
Rutgers CB Ryan the pick at 83
By Mike Reiss
The Patriots selected Rutgers cornerback
with their initial third-round selection, 83
who said he learned from former Rutgers teammate and current Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty
, led Rutgers in pass breakups in each of the last two seasons.
At 5-foot-11 and 191 pounds, he is considered to have good size and is a strong tackler with good ball skills.
Ryan is also considered a special teams standout. He started 27 of 37 games at Rutgers, all at cornerback, and deflected 39 passes and intercepted seven.