Rankings

Player Display Name: 
David Montgomery

Running back
School: Iowa State | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.2 / 222 | 40: 4.63 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.99
Projected Round
2nd
Pos: 
Instinctive ball carrier with a complete game. Displays outstanding vision, intelligence and ability to improvise. Sets up defenders and mentally beats them to consistently pick up positive yardage. Keeps his feet moving, runs with a rough-and-tumble style and works to pick up extra yardage. Makes defenders bounce off of him, picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact and falls forward when tackled. Patiently waits for blocks to develop and effectively uses them everywhere on the field. Bounces around piles and improvises if plays break down. Plays smart football but willingly plays smash-mouth football when necessary. Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield who adjusts to the errant throw and makes the reception with his hands. Consistently runs north/south whenever he handles the ball. Helps the quarterback sell ball fakes at a high level. Outstanding blocker who picks up blitzes or stunts and stays with assignments. Squares into defenders and removes them from the action.
Neg: 
Not a real quick or truly creative back. Loses momentum when he changes direction or cuts back against the grain. Lacks the speed necessary to turn the corner and beat defenders into the open field.
Analysis: 
Montgomery lacks great speed and quickness but makes up for it with instincts and football intellect. He's a three-down back who is effective as a ball carrier, pass catcher and blocker, and he should quickly produce as a rookie and have a long career in the NFL.