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Iowa State running back David Montgomery's 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout - NFL Videos - Iowa State running back David Montgomery's 2019 NFL Scouting Combine Workout.

Iowa State RB David Montgomery's Full 2019 Combine Workout - Watch Iowa State running back David Montgomery work out at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

Finley: Bears trade up, take Iowa State running back David Montgomery - Sun Times - With the No. 73 overall pick, they picked Iowa State running back David Montgomery.

2019 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: David Montgomery, Iowa State - RB - Rotoexperts - Davis Mattek analyzes the college performance of Iowa State running back David Montgomery and projects his fantasy football value and NFL career.

NFL Draft: What they're saying about David Montgomery - Cylcone Alert - David Montgomery is set to become Iowa State's first running back selected since 1997.

Birch: Kareem Hunt playing comparisons alive and well for David Montgomery after combine performance - David Montgomery put up similar numbers to former Toledo star Kareem Hunt at the NFL Scouting Combine

Cox: Grading the Chicago Bears’ selection of Iowa State RB David Montgomery - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears got a perfect fit at the running back position with David Montgomery from Iowa State

Mayer: Bears trade up to draft RB Montgomery - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears traded up in the third round to select Iowa State running back David Montgomery with the 73rd overall pick.

Mayer: Draft capsules of 2018 Bears Pro Bowlers - ChicagoBears.com - Check out what pro football analysts were saying about the Bears players who were voted to the Pro Bowl last season when they were entering the NFL Draft.

Mayer: Detailed look at Pace’s eight draft trades - ChicagoBears.com - Only time will tell whether Ryan Pace will make a trade this weekend, but he’s been active in his first four drafts as Bears general manager, completing eight deals, all in the last three years.

NFL Draft: Bears trade up with Pats, take Iowa State RB Montgomery in 3rd – The Rock River Times - The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest needs with their first pick in the draft, taking Iowa State running back David Montgomery in the third round after trading up with the New England Patriots.

Stankevitz: Bears trade up, draft Iowa State RB David Montgomery - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears traded up to land Iowa State running back David Montgomery during the third round of Friday’s NFL Draft.

Neveau: Chicago Bears Trade Up, Take RB David Montgomery - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears have traded up in the third round of the NFL Draft, taking running back David Montgomery with the 73rd pick overall.

Medina: There’s the Running Back! Bears Trade Up to Take Iowa State’s David Montgomery - Bleacher Nation - The ever-elusive David Montgomery joins the Bears’ backfield.

David Montgomery RB Iowa State - Draft Player Profile - The Draft Network - The Draft Network

Bears trade up with Patriots, take RB Montgomery in 3rd - KCCI Des Moines - Bears select Iowa State running back David Montgomery 73rd overall

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chiefs didn’t interview Tyreek Hill about child-abuse investigation – ProFootballTalk - In late November, the Chiefs abruptly released running back Kareem Hunt after video emerged of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel.

Chiefs ban Tyreek Hill from offseason workouts – ProFootballTalk - The story of draft day came roughly an hour before the draft started. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, one of the best players in the league who not long ago was on the brink of a new contract that perhaps would have paid him upwards of $20 million per year, will no longer be participating in offseas...

2019 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: Redskins up, Giants down - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal names winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Where did the Redskins’ draft, led by Dwayne Haskins, land? What about Giants GM Dave Gettleman’s night?

Analysis: The all-time best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round – The Rock River Times - Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who’s the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round? Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach issues statement regarding Tyreek Hill - Arrowhead Pride - Hill will not partake in team activities for the foreseeable future.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions 2019 NFL draft reactions: Breaking down T.J. Hockenson pick - Pride Of Detroit - The PODcast crew breaks down the Lions’ first-round selection.

2019 NFL Draft Grades: Draft experts grade the Garrett Bradbury pick - Daily Norseman - What do the big names think of the selection?

Packers went defense again in round one, but now must answer questions on offense - Acme Packing Company - Almost all of the Packers’ resources this spring have been spent on the defense. Brian Gutekunst now must work on the offense in day two of the 2019 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Day 2, Best Players Remaining - Packers could still get 1st-round talent - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay could get lucky with the 44th pick and have a first-round player tumble into their hands.

The APC Podcast 4/25: Gut reactions to the Packers’ 2 first round picks - Acme Packing Company - Checking Tex Western’s pulse after a curious first round for the Packers in the NFL Draft

Is a tight end worth a top-10 pick? - Pride Of Detroit - We do a deep statistical analysis to see if the Lions made the right decision with Hockenson.

2019 NFL Draft: Grading the 1st-round picks of the NFC North - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions landed a stud at eight, but the Packers and Vikings did fine for themselves too.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears trade up to No. 73 overall, draft David Montgomery - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have their new lead backfield man.

Wide Right & Natty Lite - Can David Montgomery sneak into the second round?

Mayer: Top third-round draft picks in Bears history - ChicagoBears.com - Two of the best players at their respective positions in Bears history were selected in the third round of the draft, center Olin Kreutz in 1998 and linebacker Lance Briggs in 2003.

Wiltfong: With the 56th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Anthony Miller - Windy City Gridiron - Bears’ fans, don’t forget about dynamic wide out Anthony Miller whom they moved up for in last year’s draft.

Zeglinski: Without a first-round pick, the Chicago Bears still influenced the NFC North - Windy City Gridiron - For the first time in years, the Bears’ fingerprints could be seen all over Day 1 of the draft.

Wiltfong: Which NFC North team had the best day 1? - Windy City Gridiron - We run down the first day of the 2019 NFL Draft to see which NFC North team fared best...

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