" Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported on Wednesday that the Patriots were “strongly considering” moving Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan to safety to pair with fellow Rutgers product Devin McCourty.
McCourty was drafted as a corner too, and in his rookie year made second team All-Pro for his seven interceptions, 82 tackles and two forced fumbles. But a disappointing sophomore effort in 2011, followed by a slow start to 2012 (plus the acquisition of Aqib Talib) allowed McCourty to play safety full time and he’s been there ever since.
It appears the Patriots might be trying that out again with Ryan, and at the very least just wanna see how it looks.
The report comes as a mild surprise, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has often said that his goal is to put the best 11 players on the field.
Last year as a rookie Ryan had five interceptions and 35 tackles while playing in 16 games and starting seven after being drafted in the third round, 83rd overall "
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