According to Rotoworld & NBC Sports NFL Draft Writer Josh Norris, OSU running back Ryan Nall will forgo his senior season in Corvallis and declare for the NFL draft.
I'm told Oregon State RB Ryan Nall will enter the 2018 NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/DrqeKpbMRI— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) January 2, 2018
Danny Moran has confirmed the report.
Confirming that Ryan Nall will enter the NFL draft. He'll leave Oregon State as the 8th-leading rusher in school history.— Danny Moran (@DannyJMoran) January 2, 2018
The Central Catholic graduate burst on to the scene in late 2015 with a dominant performance in a losing effort in Eugene. Prior to his Civil War effort the 6’2” 240 pound Sandy native was reportedly ticketed for a move to linebacker. If the reports are true and we have seen the last of Ryan Nall in an OSU jersey he will leave in the top ten of several OSU rushing records. He currently sits eighth in OSU history with 2,216 rushing yards, seventh with 24 rushing touchdowns and seventh with 9 games of at least 100 rushing yards. Nall does hold the record for most rushes over 75 yards with three.
Nall leaving puts another question mark in the running back depth chart as Artavis Pierce may be the only running back on the 2018 roster with any extensive experience. The depth chart could get a boost if Thomas Tyner decides to return for his 6th season of eligibility. OSU will also have Calvin Tyler Jr who saw limited action as a true freshman and BJ Baylor who redshirted this past fall.
While we here at Building The Dam will miss Ryan Nall, we wish him nothing but the best and are excited to see him lineup on Sunday’s (and Monday’s but not Thursday’s cause Thursday games are dumb).