David Montgomery
David Montgomery
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A 2019 third-round pick out of Iowa State, Montgomery steps into an immediate competition with free-agent signee Mike Davis for a significant role in the Chicago backfield alongside Tarik Cohen. Montgomery's most impressive traits as a runner are his vision, patience and power, as he calmly lets holes develop before throttling up to get to the second level. He ran just a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, but he has enough wiggle to make the first tackler miss, and he can generate yards after contact with a stout frame, bringing a low center of gravity and powerful leg drive. He's also competent as a receiver and already adept as a pass protector, giving him the ability to stay on the field for three downs, even if his targets will be limited by Cohen's presence. There are concerns about Montgomery's college workload and the punishment his running style creates, but he's essentially a more versatile version of Jordan Howard, so he likely will have an opportunity to thrive in the same role focused on early downs and short-yardage carries. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.02 million contract with the Bears in June of 2019.
Sitting out Saturday
RBChicago Bears
August 24, 2019
Montgomery isn't expected to suit up for Saturday's preseason game at Indianapolis, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The same can be said for fellow running backs Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis. Once Week 1 rolls around, Montgomery seems to be the leader for early down work out of the backfield, with Davis serving as his primary competition. Meanwhile, Cohen is slated for his usual change-of-pace role.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do David Montgomery's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 10"
222 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
31.38 in
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Not suiting up Friday
RBChicago Bears
August 16, 2019
Montgomery isn't expected to play in Friday's preseason contest versus the Giants.
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Impresses in preseason debut
RBChicago Bears
August 8, 2019
Montgomery rushed three times for 16 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Thursday night's 23-13 preseason loss to the Panthers.
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Viewed as whole package
RBChicago Bears
July 30, 2019
Matt Nagy has been impressed by Montgomery's hands, route running and ability to make defenders miss, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Headed for busy preseason
RBChicago Bears
July 22, 2019
Coach Matt Nagy said Montgomery will get "a fair amount of carries" in preseason games, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
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Chicago selects in third round
RBChicago Bears
April 26, 2019
The Bears selected Montgomery in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 73rd overall.
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