Not long after Arkansas got the announcement McTelvin Agim would be back for his senior season, cornerback Ryan Pulley announced via Twitter he will declare for the NFL draft.
Pulley broke through in the 2016 season as a sophomore, starting the final 12 games of the season. He led the team with 13 PBU’s, and was fifth on the team with 47 tackles. He looked to be a leader for the team heading into the 2017 season, but a pulled pectoral muscle in the season opener kept him on the sideline for the entire year. This past season he had 37 tackles and led the team with three interceptions. He also tied for the team lead with 7 PBU’s.
The move makes sense for both Pulley and the Razorbacks, Pulley has finished four years of school and the Hogs currently have a numbers issue with scholarships. With Agim and Scoota Harris coming back, and Pulley’s departure, there are now 86 committed scholarships between current players and committed recruits in the 2019 class.
That means Arkansas will need at least one more departure if things remain the same in recruiting, but expect more because the staff is looking to add a couple more players to the 2019 class.
Saturday Down South projects Pulley as a 6th round pick, and DraftAnalyst.com lists him as a 4th round selection. We wish Pulley the best in the NFL and hope he lands a spot on an NFL roster somewhere.