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Patriots Draft Rutgers CB Logan Ryan With 83rd Overall Pick

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Logan Ryan #11 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights reacts after making a tackle in the second half against the Army Black Knights on November 10, 2012 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.The Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated the Army Black Knights 28-7. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Logan Ryan #11 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights reacts after making a tackle in the second half against the Army Black Knights on November 10, 2012 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.The Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated the Army Black Knights 28-7. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots addressed a defensive need with their first pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, taking Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan 83rd overall.

Scouts say the 5-11, 191-pound Ryan has good size and strength for the position and is strong at man coverage. While he can get physical at the line of scrimmage, one of the knocks on Ryan is he can be a little too over-aggressive in the open field.

Read: Patriots Draft LB Jamie Collins 52nd Overall

Ryan had four picks for the Scarlet Knights as a junior in 2012 before deciding to forgo his senior year to enter the NFL draft.

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While likely a project pick, Ryan could find his way onto the Patriots special teams next season.

The Patriots also drafted Rutgers safety Duron Harmon with the 91st overall pick in the draft.

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