The Oregon State Beavers streak of 17 years with a player being drafted in the NFL Draft ended abruptly in 2018. Although the Beavers didn’t have many players of note entering the NFL Draft this year, many believed Ryan Nall would be a day three selection, as the only Beav invited to the NFL Combine in February. As disappointing as this may have been to Beaver Nation, Nall landed in a great spot post-draft, in signing with the Chicago Bears. You can read all about Nall and his fit with “Da Bears” right here.

But let’s catch you up on some Beavers not named Ryan Nall who signed with NFL teams!

Manase Hungalu earned a tryout with the Jacksonville Jaguars and impressed them enough to earn a deal during rookie minicamp:

Oregon State Football’s official Twitter account confirmed this transaction:

Some people where pretty excited about the signing and, to be honest, Hungalu is an excellent fit for the defensive-minded Jags.

Fun fact for you guys, Manase Hungalu won Armchair Pac 12‘s Defensive Player of the Week honors during week one of the 2017 season and was a rare bright spot on an otherwise uninspiring defense.

Jags fans, check out some Hungalu highlights:

Additionally, cornerback Kyle White was picked up by the New Orleans Saints. White was the player that famously called former USC QB Sam Darnold “nothing special” following a loss to the Trojans in 2017.

To rejog your memory:

Anyways, back to White signing with the Saints:

Oregon State Football later confirmed this:

This may be a perfect fit for the young CB, as the Saints Defense has been much improved over the last year and their other corners are also young and inexperienced, opening the door for White to make the squad.

Check out his highlights, Saints fans.

Next we have defensive tackle Paisa Savea who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs immediately following the NFL Draft. He’s a nice fit for Andy Reid’s defense and adds some depth to a defensive line that typically can get after an opposing offense. Plus, Paisa knows how to wear that eyeblack, don’t you think?

PAISA SAVEA is heading to @chiefs #NFLDraft2018 #USOsports #PathToTheDraft

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Saeva wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine but had a great showing at OSU Pro Day, where he put 29 reps on the bench press.

All you Chiefs fans out there, check out some highlights of your new DT. Savea is a 6-4 293 lb American Samoa native that can stuff the run, rush the passer and has a little bit of a motor for a two-gap DT. Enjoy:

Lastly, we have Offensive Lineman Fred Lauina, who signed with the Cleveland Browns.

Lauina, another American Samoa product, made his living at guard for Oregon State but also played some tackle for the Beavs — he is listed as an OG for the Browns. His greatest highlight as an OT was a legendary “Tackle Eligible” play against the Stanford Cardinal.

The backwards pass was a thing of beauty from former QB Darrell Garretson but the run after the catch stole the show.

The play was drawn up by former OSU Interim Head Coach Cory Hall… who was in over his head and wasn’t very successful, but he knew how to fire up his team and celebrate after an offensive line run after the catch… Good luck to you coach #HallIn.

Oregon State Football later confirmed the signing of both Saeva and Lauina:

Some quick updates for former Beaver players who were NFL Free Agents heading into the 2018 offseason:

Oregon States all-time leading receiver, Markus Wheaton has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He could fit well here and us Beaver fans would love to see Wheaton finally tear it up in the NFL the way he did at Reser Stadium.

Former Oregon State offensive line standout Dustin Stanton has signed with the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have one of the best lines in the NFL and Stanton could learn a lot from their All-Pro players and carve out a reserve role with the team.

Follow us on Twitter @ArmchairBEAVS and on Facebook for more updates. Go Beavs!

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Team Manager and Content Creator at Armchair Oregon State , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Growing up in Southern California, I fell in love with sports at a very young age. Los Angeles sports is what shaped my love and passion for the world of sports; through this city’s historic teams and passionate fan base, I developed a strong connection with sports and my teams in LA. I have experienced many incredible sports moments in my life, and as a diehard LA Sports fan I have truly been blessed with many defining moments in sports history. From the Kobe Shaq era of the Lakers, to USC’s dominate run in College Football, to Kobe reviving the LakeShow for back-to-back titles, to the Kings’ improbable run in the NHL, there has been no shortage of excitement in the City of Angels. My passion for LA sports has never dwindled, even as an Oregon State graduate, my love for this city’s teams has grown even stronger along with my love of Beaver athletics.
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Team Manager and Content Creator at Armchair Oregon State , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Growing up in Southern California, I fell in love with sports at a very young age. Los Angeles sports is what shaped my love and passion for the world of sports; through this city’s historic teams and passionate fan base, I developed a strong connection with sports and my teams in LA. I have experienced many incredible sports moments in my life, and as a diehard LA Sports fan I have truly been blessed with many defining moments in sports history. From the Kobe Shaq era of the Lakers, to USC’s dominate run in College Football, to Kobe reviving the LakeShow for back-to-back titles, to the Kings’ improbable run in the NHL, there has been no shortage of excitement in the City of Angels. My passion for LA sports has never dwindled, even as an Oregon State graduate, my love for this city’s teams has grown even stronger along with my love of Beaver athletics.

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