David Montgomery

David Montgomery

RB - CHI
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 222 lbsCollege: Iowa St.

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
1st easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #70
Best / Worst #16 / #261
ADP #51

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David Montgomery showing solid route-running skills

Bears coach Matt Nagy praised the route-running skills of rookie RB David Montgomery. “We always knew he had great hands. You don’t know how great of a route runner a college back is, but he’s a really good route runner. . . . This kid can’t wait. [Neither can] Mike Davis and these other backs. They want to put the pads on.”

Fantasy Impact

The Bears moved up in the third round to draft Montgomery, and there are signs that he could move into the role vacated by Jordan Howard. And then if Montgomery takes on more passing-game work as well he could really carry RB1 upside. This wouldn't be great news for Tarik Cohen, either. At Montomgery's current ranking of RB29 among our experts, he provides a lot of value potential entering the new season.

Blaine Blontz2 weeks ago
David Montgomery selected 73rd overall by Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have selected Iowa State RB David Montgomery with the 73rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

Although the Bears immediately brought in Mike Davis and to replace Jordan Howard, they didn't feel like they had the in-between the tackles punch in their backfield. Davis could be a better fit to spell Tarik Cohen. As a result, Chicago targeted Montgomery, who at one time was viewed as one of the top running backs in the draft. Falling to the third round, the Bears found tremendous value with the Iowa State alum, who could find himself in a significant early-down role when its time to play for real.