Ryan, commonly utilised as a medium-sized defender, can also push further up the field as an outside midfielder or forward target.
His defensive prowess has seen him thrive, offering great disposals out of the back third and an ability to fly across the pack and claim an aerial ball.
While lacking some size when compared to the AFL talent he's set to come up against as early as next year, Ryan makes up for this with his ability both in the air and at ground level.
He averaged 28.4 disposals, 6.8 marks, 3.3 tackles, 3.4 inside 50s and 4 rebounds 50s per game for Glenelg's Under-18s this year.
Suitable for a club with a number of list needs, Ryan is likely to gain attention from a wide range of AFL clubs ahead of the draft.
The Brighton native has quite a wide window as far as landing spots in the draft after Collingwood emerged as keen suitors for the SA prospect with their opening selection at Pick 16.
State: South Australia
State League Club: Glenelg
Community Club: Brighton
Date of Birth: 20/09/04
Late First Round to Second Round
Potential Landing Spots
"A super versatile player capable of playing wing, back or forward. Uses his athletic ability, aerial strength, and footy nous to rack up possessions. An effective user of the ball, he averaged 28 disposals across eight matches at under-18s level for Glenelg this year and played a dominant role in their premiership win." - Kevin Sheehan