Stanford Wide Receiver Ty Montgomery has been called “one of the most dynamic players in the country” by college football analysts. Below is a scouting report, with game highlights and 2015 NFL Draft predictions.
Montgomery might be the most versatile player coming out of this years draft and has turned into a human highlight-reel. At 6’2”, the senior out of Stanford has proven to be both versatile and dynamic in the receiving, rushing, and return game. He can set up as an outside receiver, in the backfield as a running back, or as a teams’ top kick returner. He possesses pure speed, clocking a 4.4 40 yd dash with excellent vision. He is an aggressive blocker when needed and creates space for his teammates.
His “specialty” play is a sweep play, which can be found in the first 10 seconds versus Cal. In 2013, Montgomery recorded FIVE touchdowns in the first half against Cal.
He is excellent in the kick return game as well, bringing this one back 99 yards against Washington to open the game.
What impresses me the most is his effort and balance on this kick returns. He’ll make NFL teams very happy in more ways than one!
Montgomery’s primary focus should be working on his hands. With this, he should focus on tracking balls over his head on deep routes.
Montgomery’s biggest red flag is his durability. In 2012 he suffered a torn MCL, which cost him five games. In the 2014 Rose Bowl, Montgomery suffered a knee injury which was considered “minor”. Before the 2014 season, he underwent shoulder surgery for an unknown injury. He reportedly injured that same shoulder in November, but it was reportedly not the same type of injury.
Records/Awards: Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers Award as nation’s return specialist of the year; School-record 204 kickoff return yards; Became Stanford’s leader in career kickoff return yards (2,133); 191 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns vs. Cal
Pro Comparison: Cordarrelle Patterson
Draft Projection: Montgomery has the intangibles of a late second round pick. With his questionable durability, I would not be surprised to see him slip into the mid third round.