Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock dropped vs. Dolphins

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Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Fell: Ryan Nall

This one might not be fair, but Ryan Nall saw his stock drop despite finishing with the second-most rushing yards on the day and the most yards per carry on the day. How is this possible? Well, Nall has been in Chicago for three years now and has accomplished very little while being a part of a weaker running back group. Now, the running back group is not only a strength but it might be overloaded.

David Montgomery is a lock as the starting running back. Tarik Cohen is the change-of-pace back once healthy and Damien Williams has supplanted himself as Montgomery’s backup. That in my opinion leaves only one additional roster spot for a running back — especially since the Chicago Bears have to keep Nick Foles on the roster as the third-string quarterback.

With the way Khalil Herbert ran the ball, I do not see how Ryan Nall stays on the roster. Nall finished with 43 rushing yards on only three attempts. Compared to Herbert, he looked better statistically. However, the eye test says that Herbert is the better running back. Had it not been for one run versus the bottom-of-the-barrel talent on Miami, Nall’s numbers would not have stood out as much. Nall always seems to find these runs in the preseason.

Now, I don’t think Nall is a bad player. He’s just not good enough to make this roster. Even if the Chicago Bears were to keep five running backs, I’d lean Artavis Pierce over him. Both Herbert and Pierce sealed that for me (and probably most of you too) on Saturday. This is why Nall’s stock dropped in this one.