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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 "was talked about as a second- or third-round pick earlier in the season, but we don't really see him as a complete enough player to take that early," noted Scout's Inc.
"He is an explosive player with the ball in his hands, both in the return game and after the catch," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "The question for Montgomery is whether he has good enough ball skills. We'd thought he had improved in that area a little bit this season based on his tape, but he struggled with contested catches this week and also had a few drops on passes he should have caught. Additionally, he showed no physicality as a route-runner and his hamstring was bothering him (he's dealt with durability issues previously)." The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Montgomery's "best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs." Jan 24 - 11:12 PM

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery's "best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs."

"Montgomery is an exciting return man with home run potential with the ball in his hands, but what position does he play in the NFL? His best NFL comparison might be a slightly better version of Josh Cribbs," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season. Brugler notes that Montgomery struggled at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice, and "has yet to take the next step in his development as a receiver."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 21 - 2:29 PM

TFY Draft Insider notes that Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery is "dropping more passes than he's caught" at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season, after catching 61 passes for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. Montgomery is at his best with the ball in his hands, whether as a ball-carrying receiver or on returns, but touches might have to be manufactured for him at the next level.
Jan 20 - 2:26 PM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery (shoulder) will not play in Tuesday's Foster Farms Bowl.

Cardinal HC David Shaw indicated that Montgomery could have played had the game been played later in the week. Instead, Stanford will be cautious with Montgomery. Stanford had previously been nearly two-touchdown favorites against Maryland, but a mediocre offense has now lost its best player. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout had 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:38:00 PM

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News reports that senior WR Ty Montgomery's (shoulder) "availability for the Foster Farms Bowl remains in question."

Stanford plays Maryland on Tuesday. Montgomery suffered the right shoulder injury against Cal on Nov. 22 and missed the school's date with UCLA a week later. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout has 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season, after catching 61 passes for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. Montgomery is at his best with the ball in his hands, whether as a ball-carrying receiver or on returns, but touches might have to be manufactured for him at the next level.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Stanford head coach David Shaw notes that senior WR Ty Montgomery (shoulder) is "slightly ahead of schedule."

"Ty is slightly ahead of schedule right now," Shaw told reporters last week. "I’m not sure that I’m ready to say that he’s going to play for sure, but he’s further along right now than we thought he’d be before the break, so we’ll get him a quick check and hopefully get him into practicing when we come back after Christmas." Montgomery suffered the right shoulder injury against Cal. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout has 61 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns this season, after catching 61 passes for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. 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.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:22:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 02:48:00 PM

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
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 11:42:00 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
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 04:02:00 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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:27:00 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.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 05:47:00 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
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:36:00 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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:34:00 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.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:27:00 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
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:12:00 PM