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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford

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The Giants could be in the market for a wide receiver. Is Montgomery the one to draft?

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In the pre-season, Ty Montgomery was one of the biggest names among the wide receiver prospects but since then, his stock cooled tremendously. That could mean that he's in line to become one of the draft's bigger steals after a decidedly down season at Stanford. He's got decent measurables and decent production. Let's take a look at him in this prospect profile:

Pros

- Hard worker, team captain, plus character

- Good YAC ability

- Powerful, thick build at 6-foot, 220 pounds

- Star potential as a kick returner

- Plus run blocker

- Good short area quickness and good route running ability; gets in and out of breaks quickly

Cons

- Long speed is suspect

- Catch radius smaller than average for his size

- Has had a ton of drops

- He doesn't have soft hands

Does He Fit With The Giants?

Yes. With Ben McAdoo he absolutely could be a weapon. He's got a running back's body with very good quicks and good yards after the catch. A creative coordinator could use him in a variety of different ways, as a wildcat option, a slot receiver, an H-back, a receiver out of the backfield. Not to mention his ability to help on special teams as well as his high character. Checks off all the Tom Coughlin boxes.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - 97

Mocking The Draft - Not in top 100

CBS Sports - 155

Draft Tek - 146

Final Thoughts

Montgomery is a good player, but not a good receiver, if that makes sense. He's going to succeed if he's put in a system that can utilize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses. He may never be more than a gadget player but he's got the upside to be a strong player in this league as well. His high character ensures that he'll work to come close to whatever his potential may be. Now it's up to his team to untap it. I'd say he's a lock for early day 3.