What can he give the Jets?
All of that may have sound harsh, but those are just the things he can’t do. There is also a solid list of things that he can do and what he will give the New York Jets.
His flexibility to play inside or out and match up against receivers who don’t have that 5th gear, should really help the Jets. In fact, as long as Gregg Williams doesn’t ask him to cover Stephon Diggs one-on-one too often, he should have some really nice matchups in the AFC East.
Speaking of Gregg Williams, he runs a defense that loves to be as aggressive as possible and he is going to LOVE what Ryan can do as a pass rusher from the slot.
On top of that, the added pressure from Williams will allow Ryan to sit in that intermediate zone and affect passes that get thrown by quarterbacks under duress. Ryan does really well with that as you may remember from his pick-six of Tom Brady in the playoffs that ended the New England Patriots dynasty.
Finally, it doesn’t get a lot of attention but Ryan isn’t afraid to make a play in the run game and his sheer grit and technique make him so fun to watch when he lines up running backs in the backfield or close to the line of scrimmage.