Ryan Nall

Oregon St.
RB

Prospect Info

College
Oregon St.
Hometown
Class
Sandy, OR
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Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
232 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
10 1/2”

Prospect Grade

4.98
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.58
Seconds
 
Bench Press
15
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.95
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.16
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.57
Seconds
 
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Nall was Oregon's Prep Football Player of the Year in 2013 with 1,684 yards and 22 touchdowns in his senior season (he was also a first-team all-state linebacker). OSU coaches figured him to be an H-back when he arrived on campus, playing him at tailback and H-back on the scout team. Injuries at running back forced him into the backfield in 2015, so he started two of 11 games played, rushing for 455 yards and three scores on 73 carries (he also had seven receptions, 109 yards receiving on the year). Nall led the team in rushing the following year, covering 951 yards and scoring 13 times on 147 totes, while also catching 22 passes for 214 and two touchdowns. He started 10 games (missed parts of three games with injuries) and received honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors for this efforts. Nall played in 11 games, starting nine, for the 1-11 Beavers in 2017. He again led the squad in rushing, carrying the ball 165 times for 810 yards and eight touchdowns (27 receptions, 240 yards, two touchdowns receiving).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority Free Agent
Overview
Nall is a "get what's blocked" runner who struggles to access the agility or burst needed to work outside the tackles. Nall does offer a fairly decisive downhill option with good vision who sees the hole and will hit it without dancing. Once he gets up a head of steam, Nall is able to finish with some power, but gaining the head of steam is challenging for him at times. Nall may offer some short yardage potential, but it wouldn't be shocking to see a team try and convert him to a fullback or H-back in the pros.
Strengths
  • Broad chest with musculation in his upper and lower body
  • Plays with good sense of space in identifying and squeezing into run creases
  • Drops pad level when working through the hole
  • Above average vision as inside runner
  • Won't just drop his head and bull forward at the first sign of traffic
  • Glides behind lead blocks and runs with patience
  • Has lower body strength to push through arm tackles and create additional yardage
  • Punishes tacklers when he loads up his lead shoulder into contact
  • Utilized in pass game
  • Has experience as H-back and may offer position flexibility if he makes a roster
Weaknesses
  • Very tight in the hips
  • Slow to gather weight and make a sharp downhill cut
  • Dull feet are unable to make sudden cuts and elusive movements
  • Needs wide open runway outside the tackles
  • Running style is limited
  • Gets in trouble quickly when he gets cute or tries to bounce runs wide
  • Lacks ability to handle early traffic or string moves together
  • Has trouble creating enough early acceleration to create tackle-breaking power

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league