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Ty Montgomery | Wide Receiver

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

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Stanford WR Ty Montgomery will visit the Seahawks, according to Rand Getlin.
We doubt Montgomery is selected prior to the fourth round, as he struggles with many of the basic receiver skills. There are drop issues as well as sustaining speed in his routes. But Montgomery can make plays with the ball in his hands with straight-line speed and power on contact. He is a manufactured touch player at this point in his career. Apr 1 - 9:12 AM

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Stanford WR Ty Montgomery said he performed better at his pro day than at the combine because he was lighter and was also able to get more rest.

"I was lighter and felt more flexible," said Montgomery. "I've shed 10 pounds and got my stride back. ... Most importantly, I was able to sleep. At the combine, I got no sleep. I didn't go to bed until 1:30 a.m. and woke up at 6 a.m. to go perform. I didn't do horribly, but I did a lot better out here." Montgomery measured in at 5-foot-11 3/4 and 211 pounds, more than two inches shorter and nine pounds lighter than his listed dimensions. CBS reported that he ran 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Stanford's scouting event, while NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported seperate times of 4.51 and 4.5. Regardless, Montgomery spoke to Texans director of college scouting Jon Carr after his drills and was put through additional pass-catching work, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 23 - 10:16 PM

Stanford WR Ty Montgomery "ran solid routes and caught the ball better than expected" at his pro day workout, noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"At the end of the pro day, he was taken aside by Houston Texans director of college scouting Jon Carr and put through additional pass-catching work," Pauline added. Montgomery clocked 4.5 and 4.51 forties on Friday after putting up a 4.55 time at the combine. The Standford wideout has been dubbed a "slightly better version of Josh Cribbs" by CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Mar 22 - 7:40 PM

Stanford WR Ty Montgomery ran "good routes and caught the ball well" during his pro day," according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

"Montgomery stood on his other combine numbers. Montgomery runs good routes and caught the ball well during the pro day. He also did a good job working out as a kick and punt returner," Brandt wrote. The Standford wideout improved on his 4.55 forty time from the combine, and ran a 4.5 and 4.51 forty on Friday. Montgomery will have to show teams that he can be a reliable pass catcher, in order to get meaningful playing time at the next level. However, he should be able to compete on special teams right away, as a returner. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls the Stanford prospect, a "slightly better version of Josh Cribbs."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 4:39 PM

Stanford WR Ty Montgomery has visits scheduled with the Panthers and Texans, according to Rand Getlin.

Montgomery cannot be relied on as a receiver early in his career in terms of lining up and beating his man one on one. Right now, the Cardinal is a manufactured touch player who can create with the ball in his hands. Look for a team to find a role for Montgomery, most likely as a returner. He is a day three selection.
Mar 17 - 9:51 AM

Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery is considered an "accountable teammate" by the school's coaching staff.

"Montgomery is a likable person with high character and an ability to leave a positive impression in draft interviews, but teams will still have to figure out how they want to use him," NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote. "His hands might not be trustworthy enough to be part of a three-wide-receiver set. Montgomery can flip fields and change games with his ability in the return game and might be best-utilized in a dynamic, open-minded offensive system that gets the ball in his hands quickly and allows him to use his run after catch talents." The analyst compares Montgomery to Cordarrelle Patterson, a comparison both glowing and damning. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Montgomery 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."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 10:02 PM

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

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