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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 redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan went 15-of-20 passing for 214 yards and an interception in Saturday's 38-17 win over Cal.

He added seven rushes for 46 yards and a touchdown. Stanford, perhaps due to his throwing issues, has asked Hogan to be more of a running threat this season. That added dimension to his game occasionally helps this sluggish offense move the chains, but Hogan won't be confused with Michael Vick anytime soon. His NFL prospects are tied to his ability to make huge advances as a thrower in 2015.
Nov 23 - 7:54 PM

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 redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan went 21-of-29 passing for 237 yards and an interception in Saturday's loss to Oregon.

In an effort to jumpstart the sluggish offense, the Cardinal are in the process of rethinking the way they use Hogan, deploying him now more on designed runs, zone reads, and quarterback keepers. Regardless of how it turns out, 2014 will be looked back upon as a lost season for Hogan. This was a prospect ranked No. 10 overall coming into the season by CBS Sports' Rob Rang, who compared him, at the time, to Philip Rivers. Hogan has one more season to rehabilitate his stock.
Nov 2 - 8:46 PM

Stanford redshirt junior WR Devon Cajuste (undisclosed injury) had 50 receiving yards on a pair of receptions Saturday against Oregon State.

Leading up to the game, Cajuste was listed as "questionable to probable." Since Stanford doesn't disclose injury information, we aren't sure what ailment he's been suffering from. Regardless, it appears as though Cajuste won't need to miss any additional field time.
Oct 25 - 10:33 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 redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan went 18-of-28 passing for 277 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in Saturday's victory over Oregon State.

Stanford was uncharacteristically aggressive through the air, leading to almost 10 yards per attempt for Hogan but also a pair of interceptions. The latter number tied Hogan's season high, but it didn't much matter across from an Oregon State outfit that couldn't get out of its own way. Hogan seemed like a lock to enter the draft in the offseason, but a down year has analysts expecting him to return to school to exhaust his eligibility next fall.
Oct 25 - 9:59 PM

Stanford junior CB Alex Carter is expected to bolt for the NFL after this season, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Carter, whose father Tom was a first round pick of the Washington Redskins in 1993, is in the midst of a terrific season," Pauline wrote. Pauline reported last month that scouts had told him Carter would declare for the draft and become a top-100 pick. The 6-foot, 202-pound junior, who plays as physical as his sturdy frame would suggest, was named to the preseason Nagurski Award and Bednarik Award watch lists.
Oct 24 - 8:52 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "there’s no definitive word" about whether or not Stanford junior T Andrus Peat will declare for the draft at present time.

Everybody and their mother is assuming Peat is a goner after this season, but we'll have to wait until over the winter to get word from the horse's mouth. "I’ve been told all along Peat is concentrating on the season at hand and will move his focus towards the draft after the campaign," Pauline wrote. Peat is likely to go in the top half of the first round.
Oct 24 - 8:04 PM


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