David Montgomery
David Montgomery
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A 2019 third-round pick out of Iowa State, Montgomery steps into an immediate competition with free-agent signee Mike Davis for a significant role in the Bears' backfield alongside Tarik Cohen. Montgomery's most impressive traits as a runner are his vision, patience and power, as he calmly lets holes develop before throttling up to get to the second level. He ran just 4.63 in the 40-yard dash at the combine, but he's got enough wiggle to make the first tackler miss, and he can generate yards after contact with a stout frame, bringing a low center of gravity and powerful leg drive. He's also an asset as a receiver and is already adept as a pass protector, giving him the ability to stay on the field for three downs, even if his targets could be limited by Cohen's presence. There are concerns about Montgomery's college workload and the punishment his running style creates, but he's essentially a more versatile version of Jordan Howard, so he likely will have the opportunity to thrive in the same role focused on early downs and short-yardage carries. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year contract with the Bears in June of 2019.
Chicago selects in third round
RBChicago Bears
April 26, 2019
The Bears selected Montgomery in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 73rd overall.
ANALYSIS
Montgomery (5-foot-10, 222 pounds) is a runner who can handle a workhorse burden and offers a clear pass-catching upgrade over Jordan Howard. Free agent acquisition Mike Davis won't be easy to knock out of the running back rotation, but Montgomery should be able to force a stalemate in the meantime, and anything can happen once you get your foot in the door. Montgomery's limitation is obvious -- he was not elusive at Iowa State and might struggle to evade tacklers with his 4.63 speed and 28.5-inch vertical jump. Montgomery works best when he can accumulate carry volume and wear the defense thin with his tackle-breaking ability. At the very least, he possesses standout balance, which makes him a nice fit for a Chicago team looking to amplify its defensive strength with the ability to control time of possession. Montgomery is worth approaching in 12-team redraft leagues, though it's tough to guess now where he should go in the draft order. Perhaps the Chicago depth chart will make itself clearer closer to the season. If Davis does get out of the way, Montgomery would have considerable value.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do David Montgomery's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
224 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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February 27, 2019
Montgomery recently had a formal meeting with the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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January 7, 2019
Montgomery will skip his senior season at Iowa State to enter the 2019 NFL draft, Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register reports.
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