Ryan's father, Lester, was the "point man" to help the All-American decide whether or not to go pro. After hearing a few good words about where Ryan could land, the duo decided to leave the senior season on the table:
"I spoke to various people who I trust," Lester Ryan said during a news conference at the Hale Center yesterday. "I have friends who are in the NFL. They didn't want to say a lot about Logan early on because he was a redshirt junior.
"But as the year progressed, I started getting thumbs-up texts and hearing good things. Not really a draft grade but that, yeah, he's being talked about by a lot of people. Who knows where he goes? But I'm confident that with Logan's work ethic he'll probably be a pretty good prospect."
Right now, Ryan is thought to be a second-round draft pick. He is listed as the No. 6 cornerback in the draft at CBS Sports.
Ryan said he was "going both ways" on deciding whether or not to enter the draft, but his head coach, Kyle Flood, and former Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty, who plays for the New England Patriots, helped him make his decision.
Ryan is considered to be a physical cornerback, which he hopes separates him from the rest of the corners in the draft. He said "cornerback is a prima donna position, but I feel like I approach the game very blue-collar like."