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Sam Montgomery | Defensive End

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 260

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Texans selected LSU DE Sam Montgomery with the No. 95 overall pick.
NFL Network's Mike Mayock had a second-round grade on Montgomery physically, but his interview process was a disaster. He admitted to betting in college and taking games off against less opponents. Montgomery (6-3, 262) was a 26-game starter for LSU, playing mostly right end. He tallied 32.5 career tackles for loss, 19 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Montgomery ran a 4.81 forty time with a 1.64 ten-yard split. Besides the fact that he isn't the smartest player, Montgomery's biggest red flag is his lackadaisical first step. Lacking explosion and edge-bending ability, he is more of an undersized power end, and that doesn't always translate well. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:24:00 PM

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The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein has been told to not expect LSU DE Sam Montgomery to be selected in the top three rounds.

This isn't surprising, and our own Josh Norris ranked Montgomery as prospect No. 100 last month. He is a big name coming from LSU, but Montgomery's reactions off the snap are very slow and he was rarely effective. We actually prefer teammate LaVar Edwards.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 05:15:00 PM

LSU DE Sam Montgomery has visited the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers.

Montgomery has had a questionable draft process, with many wondering where the right end will go in the draft. Last month he was listed as the fourth best player at the defensive end position in a 4-3 defense by Mike Mayock. Montgomery is expected to be a day two selection.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 12:44:00 PM

LSU DE Sam Montgomery remains Mike Mayock's fourth best payer at the position in a four man front.

Bjoern Werner, Ezekiel Ansah, and Damontre Moore make up the top three, with Tank Carradine and Alex Okafor sitting tied for fifth. Beyond Montgomery's off field question, we worry about how slow he gets off the ball and if he can overcome blockers while working from behind.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 07:17:00 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell says LSU DE Sam Montgomery's get off the line of scrimmage "must be corrected, or he won't be able to play."

In fact, Cosell was "bothered" by how late Montgomery is to get off the ball. "Montgomery has traits as speed to power/leverage pass rusher. Not a bend the edge rusher. Versatility as inside rusher in sub-packages." We aren't sure if Montgomery will be a top-75 selection.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline is hearing that LSU coaches are "slamming" DE Sam Montgomery during interviews.

"Montgomery’s attitude and personality did not sat well with a number of his former teammates or coaches," according to Pauline. Montgomery admitted to taking plays and games off during a Combine interview, and even his on-field play indicates a second or third day prospect.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 08:24:00 AM

LSU DE Sam Montgomery admitted to taking plays, and even full games, off during his NFL Combine interview.

"Some weeks when we didn’t have to play the harder teams, there were some times when effort was not needed," Montgomery said. "But when we had the big boys coming in, the ‘Bamas or the South Carolinas, I grabbed close to those guys and went all out." Montgomery has a side bet with former teammate Barkevious Mingo on who will be drafted first, and we think the latter has it in the bag. This only solidifies that.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 03:50:00 PM

LSU junior DE Sam Montgomery has added nearly 30 pounds to his frame this offseason, according to CBS Sports' Larry Hartstein.

Hartstein adds that Montgomery has kept his speed and agility, which is a scary thought. The SEC welcomes two of the best draft-eligible tackles in Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, to go along with Alabama's solid front five, so NFL evaluators will get to see many quality matchups with Montgomery and his opposition.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 11:02:00 AM

SI draft analyst Tony Pauline thinks LSU junior DE/OLB Sam Montgomery is the seventh best draft-eligible prospect.

Citing Montgomery's upfield ability out of a three-point stance and athleticism when changing direction, Pauline says the Tiger is being considered either a defensive end or outside linebacker prospect int he scouting community. At 6'4/248 pounds, with a frame to build on, we see the same versatility. Montgomery plays with a high motor, consistently chasing down ball carriers from the weak side, but he needs more refinement especially when losing his footing while turning the corner.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 01:28:00 PM