With their third-round pick (94 overall) in the 2015 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
In 2013, Montgomery earned consensus All-American honors as a kick returner, averaging 30.3 yards per opportunity with touchdowns. He also led Stanford with 61 catches for 958 yards and 10 TDs, many of the dramatic variety. In 2014, he struggled with a shoulder injury and drops. He matched last year’s total for receptions but all three of his touchdowns came over the first four games and he finished with only 603 receiving yards.
4.58 in the 40-yard dash…1.62 10-yard dash…2.64 20-yard dash…4.21 20-yard shuttle…
11.57 60-yard shuttle…6.99 three-cone drill…40 ½-inch vertical jump…10’-01” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times…31-inch arm length…10 1/8-inch hands…77-inch wingspan.
CBSSPORTS.COM: Top athlete when healthy. Well-built with long arms, broad shoulders and a thick lower half. Appears well-suited to making the jump to the NFL. Quickly accelerates to leave defenders in his wake and is very aggressive, bursting upfield and fighting through arm tackles to generate positive yardage rather than dancing to avoid contact. He shows good hand-eye coordination to pluck the ball out of the air. Flashes toughness to take the big hit. Comes from a pro-style offense and program with exceptional academic standards, should be able to handle an NFL playbook.
I had a strong feeling the Packers would look to draft someone with potential to become their full-time kick returner and Montgomery was one of the prime candidates. He has lined up at multiple positions, including running back and wildcat quarterback. Solidly built and not easy to bring down – uses his size well to win contested balls and is a willing and effective downfield blocker. Before last season, Montgomery was considered a first or early second rounder in this year’s draft, but fell after a disappointing senior season. He was not as productive as his monster junior year, which had scouts wondering if he was a one year wonder. Also, some questioned his willingness to play when nicked up.
If there was any doubt Mike McCarthy’s proclamation that he would “fix” special teams was just talk, these first three picks dispel that notion. With his solid frame, Montgomery will most likely also contribute on the coverage teams.——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.