By: Steve Johnson
David Montgomery, RB, Iowa St.
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 12 games. 109 att, 563 yards, 2 TD; 13 rec, 129 yards
2017: 13 games. 258 att, 1146 yards, 11 TD; 36 rec, 296 yards,
Accolades: 2017 First-team All-Big 12
History: Two-star recruit out of Cincinnati, he only received 2 Power 5 offers (Illinois was the other).
Strengths: Ideal size, great build. Great balance. Patient runner and light on feet, can wait for his blocks and burst through holes. Deceptively quick, not just for his size. Can put his foot in the ground and make defenders miss. Has good cutback vision and big play ability. Can combine speed to power, put his shoulder down and run guys over. Fights for every yard, it usually takes more than one guy to bring him down. Experienced in the passing game, has lined up out wide at times.
Weaknesses: Speed is good not great. Hands aren’t great, experienced but not really a natural catcher of the ball. Too many negative runs. Dances a little too much.
Overview: Big, strong, and light footed, he is one of the most balanced runners in the class. A good speed/power combo that offers some in the pass game is what NFL teams desire. He is capable of being an every down back at the next level.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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