He’s not very fast they said.
“Even when he finds the correct hole, he lacks the vertical explosiveness profile to regularly cash in and break through the second level,” says The Draft Network’s Benjamin Solak.
“Lacks pure speed to outrun NFL linebackers to the corner,” said Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller says that he “lacks home-run-hitter speed and won’t pull away from defenders.”
“Does not have a lot of explosion or burst through his cuts,” according to Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network.
What David Montgomery lacks in long speed — he only ran a 4.63 forty at the NFL Combine — he more than makes up with quickness, suddenness, balance, and power. When watching his Iowa State tape, I see a guy that is able to stop and start and get through holes with a quickness.
Even though the Chicago Bears are in their break between OTAs and training camp, Montgomery has been putting in serious footwork drill time with The Footwork King at the Blitz Football Camp in Houston, Texas. They’ve been sharing their workouts on Twitter, and even though it’s “just” drills, it’s awesome to see his athleticism shine.
RB Drills that focus mainly on Running Back footwork for the ability to run not only straight ahead, but also ability to change direction, precise cut, jump-cut without losing momentum.@MontgomerDavid— Footwork_King (@footwork_king1) July 2, 2019
3rd rd / 73rd pick ✍
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Montgomery’s quickness was on display during the offseason workouts at Halas Hall, and in just a few weeks we’ll all be able to see it up close at Training Camp in Bourbonnais.
Take a look at how quick he gets back up to speed after making his cuts.
How excited are you guys for the Bears season to start?