Before the Patriots selected Rutgers corner Logan Ryan in the third round of the 2013 draft, their college scouting department was run by Jon Robinson.
Four years later, when Robinson had the opportunity to organize a reunion of sorts in Tennessee, the Titans general manager made it happen.
One of the first moves the Titans made during the new league year was to sign Ryan to a three-year contract in order to provide their secondary with leaderhips, versatility and aggressiveness.
"With Logan, obviously I have a history with him there in my time in New England," Robinson told the team's website. "He’s a really smart football player, played a lot of different roles for the Patriots.
"He played outside corner, played inside corner. He’s an aggressive tackler, good run-support player. He’s a savvy coverage player, has a knack at the top of the route, end of the route. He has been one of the more productive corners . . . over his career there in New England."
Robinson remembered working on Ryan and projecting him to a role at the NFL level not all that long ago. What he's seen from Ryan since that point in time has come as no surprise.
"He really had a similar kind of a production resume at Rutgers," Robinson said. "He had really good production on the ball in New England. He is a good teammate, a smart player. He is dependable, he is tough. He’ll be a nice addition to the secondary with all those guys we have coming back that played quite a bit.
"We’re just looking forward to him coming in and being a veteran guy, stepping up as a leader in the secondary and providing some good play for us."