Round 3: WR Ty Montgomery
Ty Montgomery is a player to get excited about. Before getting hurt, he looked on his way to an outstanding rookie season. Montgomery got hurt early in the Week 6 victory over San Diego. Through five games, he caught 15 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns, and his role on offense was growing. The rookie also returned seven kicks for 218 yards.
He suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 6 which looked like a significant injury. Despite his best efforts to return to practice, Montgomery was eventually placed on injured reserve and didn’t play another snap.
Montgomery’s selection was a surprising one in the third round initially. On paper, the Packers looked deep at wide receiver, and concerns grew that the Stanford product was brought in primarily for his ability to return kicks and punts. As it turned out, he may have filled the Packers’ biggest need before it was even a need.
Montgomery has a bright future with the Packers. One analyst called him “Randall Cobb, just bigger” when he was selected. His ability to line up at wide receiver, in the backfield and on kick returns makes him a player to watch in 2016.
Due to a season cut short by injury, Montgomery doesn’t receive a top grade. But there’s a lot to be excited about with this young man.
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