Rutgers CB Logan Ryan to go pro

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

The 6-foot, 190-pound junior made the announcement Monday at a campus news conference.

"Logan embodies everything we look for when recruiting a potential student-athlete," Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said in a statement. "He is a smart, tough, disciplined player with a tremendous work ethic and talent."

Ryan is rated as the third-best cornerback and the 39th-ranked player in the next NFL draft, according to ESPN's Scouts Inc.

Ryan was a two-time all-Big East selection and is the fifth Rutgers player since 2008 to leave school early and enter the NFL draft, joining Ray Rice, Kenny Britt, Anthony Davis and Mohamed Sanu.

Ryan finished second on the Scarlet Knights with 94 tackles this season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the nation.

He also had four interceptions and 17 pass breakups in 2012.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad, ESPN.com's Andrea Adelson and The Associated Press was used in this report.