Value Prospect: Ty Montgomery

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Oct 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Eric Rowe (18) trips up Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) during the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah defeated Stanford 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Montgomery of the Stanford Cardinal was among the top receivers on draft boards going into this season. But his production hasn’t kept pace with that of Amari Cooper, Jaelen Strong and Kevin White. So the word among draft scouts now is that Montgomery needs a strong combine to go in the first round.

This is because his quarterback, Kevin Hogan, has gone from inconsistent in 2013 to just not going to get it in 2014. So Montgomery’s production is sinking with the ship he’s on as it doesn’t match his No. 1 receiver skill-set that G.M.s are looking for. Today’s No. 1 receiver is big, physical, can make catches in traffic, can get deep to make big plays, runs great routes and runs well after the catch.

Montgomery actually has a little more of that No. 1 receiver skill-set than the other three have. Yet he’s the one that many say has to have a strong combine to go in the first round. Should he end up taken in the second round, there’s going to be a G.M.that gets a 1st-round talent  in second round.

Turn the page for a breakdown of how Montgomery stacks up with the top projected receivers.