Chicago Bears UDFA Signing: Oregon State RB Ryan Nall
The first signing the Chicago Bears have appeared to make was to sign Ryan Nall, running back, Oregon State
Now that the NFL Draft is complete, it is time to look for Undrafted Free Agent signings. The first to come across was reported by himself. Accorinding to Ryan Nall, Ryan Nall will be playing with the Chicago Bears.
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Nall is a prospect that the Chicago Bears have been in contact with in the pre draft process. The signing should not be a major shock. NFL.com describes Ryan Nall as:
"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."
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Nall is a bigger back. Looking at Benny Cunningham, Taquan Mizzell and Tarik Cohen, if Jordan Howard gets hurt, Ryan Nall could come into play. The other thing to note from NFL.com is the versatility factor. We know that Matt Nagy loves a player who can move around.
He is likely to spend some time on the practice squad assuming he can hold up and Howard stays upright. Still, his versatility and power combination give him a path to staying on the roster moving forward, even if it takes a few years on the practice squad.