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Ty Montgomery | Wide Receiver

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205

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Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery's draft stock has fallen this season, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.
"He hasn't plummeted, but he has dropped balls and been inconsistent," wrote McShay. "Against Washington, Notre Dame and Oregon, Montgomery had 15 combined catches but just 76 total yards. I still view the senior, who will sit out Saturday's game against UCLA with a shoulder injury, as a potential first-rounder (he is a weapon as a return man). But 
I think he's a likelier Day 2 pick now." Montgomery looks better on paper than the aptitude he shows on Saturdays, an AFC West scout told NFL.com this week. We agree that Montgomery isn't a first-round pick, and also that his reputation exceeds his reality. Nov 27 - 2:48 PM

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NFL Media spoke with one AFC West scout who believes Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery looks better on paper than the play he shows on Saturdays.

"My big problem with Ty Montgomery is that he looks better on paper than he does on grass," the scout said. Montgomery is listed around 6'2, but we would not be surprised to see him measured two inches shorter. Montgomery is best with the ball in his hands, but he fails to create consistent separation in routes since he does not sustain his speed in breaks. Right now, he is a manufactured touches type player.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 26 - 11:42 AM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery has been ruled out for the upcoming game against UCLA with a shoulder injury.

Montgomery suffered the right shoulder injury against Cal. Physicality after the catch is a staple of Montgomery's game, as he wins with the ball in his hands out of the backfield or on screens. Head coach David Shaw said it is a "distinct possibility" Montgomery returns for the school's bowl game. Redshirt junior Jordan Pratt was listed as a starter in Ty's place.
Source: ESPN
Nov 25 - 4:02 PM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery was not listed on the school's depth chart for the upcoming game against UCLA.

Redshirt junior Jordan Pratt was listed in his place. Montgomery suffered a shoulder injury against Cal and was forced out of the game. X-rays were negative and he will undergo an MRI, but Montgomery's strength is his after catch skill and specifically tackling breaking ability.
Nov 25 - 10:27 AM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery exited Saturday's game against Cal with a right shoulder injury.

Prior to leaving, Montgomery had one catch for 14 yards. Physicality with the ball in his hands is one of Montgomery's trademarks, and that will be difficult to do with a bum shoulder. Montgomery is at his best after the catch, as a ball carrier or on returns, but those might have to be manufactured touches early on once reaching the NFL.
Nov 22 - 5:47 PM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery has accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Montgomery is a fast straight-line runner who has issues with consistency in the receiving game. On the season, he has 60 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns. Montgomery is an intriguing prospect because of his skills in the return game, but while he's viewed as a potential first-round prospect in some circles, we do not think his ability as a wideout warrants such a high selection.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 17 - 9:36 PM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery had four catches for 44 yards in Saturday's 20-17 loss to Utah.

Montgomery has caught 60 passes for 590 yards and three touchdowns this season. His best attribute is his speed, which he's used to score two return touchdowns this season. In the receiving game, the wideout's not as consistent. Montgomery does not have a 100-yard game through the air in 2014. Former NFL GM Phil Savage said in October that he thought Montgomery was a first-round pick. He also compared the receiver to Ted Ginn Jr. Would you draft Tedd Ginn Jr. in the first round? Neither would we.
Nov 16 - 10:34 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl noted that Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery "is a threat to make a momentum-shifting play after the catch, on a handoff and in the return game."

Beyond the obvious speed advantage Montgomery holds over most defenders, the analysts also pointed out that enough wiggle to make the first defender miss." They went on to tout that it wasn't just his natural ability which made him dangerous, as "[he] shows above-average patience and vision, making the most of his downfield blocks." Former NFL GM Phil Savage compared Montgomery to Ted Ginn Jr., a comparison which holds its own set of upsides and downsides.
Nov 4 - 9:27 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah said that Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery is "tough to bring down."

Jeremiah said that in addition to being a tough man to tackle, Montgomery looked "strong and quick." Montgomery had seven catches in the contest, though they went for only 35 yards. He also rushed for 26 yards. This season, Montgomery's caught 56 passes for 549 yards and three touchdowns. He's averaging 9.8 yards per catch. While some, like former NFL GM Phil Savage, see Montgomery as a first round selection, Rotoworld's Josh Norris isn't quite as high on the junior. Montgomery has trouble keeping his speed when he's not running in a straight line.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 3 - 9:12 PM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery caught six passes for 73 yards in Saturday's triumph versus Oregon State.

Montgomery hasn't cracked even 90 yards receiving in a game this year, but we wonder how much that has to do with Kevin Hogan's struggles. Regardless, we've never been as high on either Hogan or Montgomery as others. Former NFL GM Phil Savage said earlier this month that he believes Montgomery will be selected in the first round, a statement we don't buy. Montgomery's hands are simply too inconsistent to make that type of commitment.
Oct 25 - 10:20 PM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery caught six passes for 82 yards in Saturday's loss to Arizona State.

He also returned three kicks for 57 yards. Montgomery is a dynamo with the ball in his hands. The issue is getting it there. Stanford QB Kevin Hogan has struggled mightily in 2014, costing Montgomery catches, but the receiver himself gives away receptions due to his sometimes-slippery mitts. Former NFL GM Phil Savage said earlier this month that he believes Montgomery will be selected in the first round, but we disagree with the assertion.
Oct 20 - 3:40 PM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery caught seven passes for 72 yards in the school's 34-17 win over Washington State.

Montgomery did hall one 18 yard catch in just before taking a huge shot over the middle. However, he dropped one shortly after (it would have been called back due to a penalty). Ty's biggest play was a 46 yard punt return, which is not a shock. Montgomery is easily at his best with the ball in his hands. We do not view him as a first-round pick.
Oct 11 - 9:49 AM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery "dropped at least three passes while playing wide receiver and wasn't able to beat the Irish to the perimeter when running out of the backfield" on Saturday against Notre Dame, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Montgomery had four catches for 12 yards and 14 yards on five rushing attempts. "Footballs landing on the grass after bouncing off his chest plate were the most obvious mistakes for Montgomery," Rang wrote. "Scouts will notice other errors, however, including shoddy route-running that contributed to an interception on the first snap of the fourth quarter." Stanford QB Kevin Hogan seemed to lose faith in Montgomery as the game went on. Former NFL GM Phil Savage believes Montgomery will be selected in the first round, but we'll need to see a lot of improvement before we buy that.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 6 - 1:31 AM

Stanford junior WR Ty Montgomery was held to four catches for 12 yards in Saturday's loss to Notre Dame.

He also rushed five times for 14 yards. Montgomery came into this game averaging 69 yards a game receiving. It was an ugly afternoon for the Cardinal prospect. Amidst heavy winds and rain, Montgomery dropped at least three passes. He typically found himself in man coverage but couldn't run himself into open space. The stock of most every Stanford offensive player has dropped from the preseason.
Oct 5 - 7:21 PM

Former NFL GM Phil Savage believes Stanford WR Ty Mongtomery will likely be selected in the first round.

This is due to Montgomery's "combination value as a receiver and return man, and with that said, should be able to get on the field as a rookie and help an NFL team right away," Savage writes. "He is an ideal flanker that can knock the top off of the defense and also run with the football when running underneath the coverage." Josh Norris and Cian Fahey are not quite on the Montgomery bandwagon, at least not to this level. Ty is at his best on screens, vertical routes and as a returner. For as fast as he is in a straight-line, Montgomery does not keep his speed when breaking off routes and does not consistently win in contested situations.
Source: Senior Bowl
Oct 2 - 1:05 PM