Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace traded up to get his guy again. This time he sent the New England Patriots their 3rd rounder (87 overall), their 5th rounder (162 overall), and a 4th rounder in the 2020 draft, and in return the Bears got the 73rd overall pick, which they used to take Iowa State running back, David Montgomery, plus they got a 6th rounder this year which will be 205th overall.
In my latest T formation Conversation podcast, I had to grab Jacob Infante again to help me break down what Montgomery brings to the table for the 2019 Bears.
It’s a quick 20(ish) minute listen, so check it out!
I’ll admit, I didn’t watch much Montgomery tape because I assumed he wouldn’t make it to the third round, but I knew Jacob had studied him plenty as he placed Montgomery at number 30 on his Big Board as his second rated running back.
Here’s a brief outline of what we talked about.
- Jacob goes over Montgomery’s strengths, which include vision, balance, pass blocking, to name a few
- And weaknesses, which include a lack of breakaway speed, upper body strength, to name a couple
- I break down the trade using a couple draft value charts
- We talk about his fit with the 2019 Bears
- Jacob talks about a few players he’d like to see the Bears get on Saturday
And while you’re here, check out these Tweets while you’re listening to the show
Montgomery has very good ball-carrier vision, and he has the IQ and agility to bounce outside of the tackles to pick up extra yards. pic.twitter.com/6MsENYTKvF— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 27, 2019
#IowaState RB David Montgomery to the #Bears. Contact balance at the point. And the shake to slip tackles. Solid in pass pro, with some receiving production on screens, swings. Watch the move here... pic.twitter.com/EhAxytKieT— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) April 27, 2019