Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ryan Nall

Running back
School: Oregon State | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2 / 232 | 40: 4.58 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.19
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who led Oregon State in rushing in each of those seasons. Rushed 165 times for 810 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 240 yards and two scores as a junior. Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and carried 147 times for 951 yards and 13 touchdowns while making 22 catches for 214 yards and two scores in 2016. Rushed for 455 yards and three TDs on 73 carries as a redshirt freshman.
Pos: 
Nice-sized ball carrier best as a downhill runner. Plays with an aggressive style, keeps his feet moving and runs hard on the inside. Picks up difficult yardage, moves the pile and falls forward when tackled. Displays outstanding vision as a blocker and stays with assignments. Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield, adjusts to errant throws and extends to make receptions away from his frame.
Neg: 
Lacks quick change-of-direction skills. Slow to cut back against the grain. Gets into trouble when he runs east and west. Plays to one speed and cannot beat defenders into the open field.
Analysis: 
Nall lacks next-level speed but offers size, does the little things well and gets the most from his ability. He would be effective as a short-yardage ball carrier who is also kept in the backfield as a blocker.