David Montgomery Scouting Report

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Strengths:

  • Great instincts
  • Well built frame
  • Difficult to bring down
  • Solid in pass protection
  • Strong lower half
  • Patient with plus vision
  • Ball control-rarely fumbles
  • Natural hands
  • Decent route runner

Weaknesses:

  • Has dealt with a lot of wear and tear
  • Lacks breakaway speed
  • Low number of explosive carries during his career
  • Tight hips
  • Scouts question ability to run away from linebackers at the next level
  • Lacks ability for backside cuts

Analysis: Montgomery is one of the ‘safest’ draft picks in this year’s class–he won’t jump off the page with intangibles, but he does a lot of things very well. He has solid traits including size, vision and toughness. He can be a three-down back in the NFL because he understands pass protection and can add value in the receiving game. He lacks the big play speed, and some scouts question his ability to get around the edge at the next level–but he can pick up three-to-five yards every time he touches the ball. There is a lot of wear-and-tear on his body with 20-plus carries in 13 of his last 19 games, so durability will come into question (and one reason why he will slip to Day 2 in the NFL Draft).

Size: 5’10 222lbs

Draft Rank: Top 5 RB

NFL Comparison: Lamar Miller

Draft Projection: Round 2

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