I think Ryano is playing an excellent game. He's standing back and letting the leader, Andrew, draw all the attention. Darrah is just going along for the ride, as far as I can tell.Ryan is good at blending into the situation, and getting along well with those around him. All of those traits should keep the target off his back, and his underestimated physical strength could carry him on a run post merge.
Great report, Bill.