A third-round pick, Ryan (5-11, 191) was the No. 83 overall selection. He intercepted four passes in 2012 for Rutgers. Ryan will compete with veterans Aqib Talib, Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, Marquice Cole and Ras-I Dowling. Also, Devin McCourty can play safety and cornerback.
The Patriots have six Rutgers players on their roster. Four are defensive backs: Ryan, Harmon, Jones and McCourty.