The Eagles could use some upgrades at wide receiver and the team may look towards the draft to fill those holes. Philadelphia clearly needs a new deep threat with Jeremy Maclin in Kansas City and DeSean Jackson in Washington. The Eagles could look to add a player like Stanford's Ty Montgomery in April.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Montgomery committed to Stanford in 2011. As a true freshman, Montgomery was used at wide receiver and punt returner. He played in 13 games (four starts) and collected 24 catches for 350 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore, Montgomery played in 11 games (four starts) and caught 26 passes fro 213 yards.
As a junior, Montgomery was a consensus All-American kick returner, as he averaged 30.3 yards per attempt. He also caught 61 passes for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns. Last season, Montgomery played in 11 games (six starts) while catching 61 passes for 604 yards and three touchdowns.
He was invited to and participated in the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Weight: 221 lbs.
Arm Length: 31"
Hands: 10 1/8"
40: 4.55 sec.
3-Cone: 6.97 sec.
Vertical Jump: 40.5 inch
Broad Jump: 121.0 inch
Shuttle: 4.21 sec.
A big-play threat as a returner, Montgomery can score from any spot on the field. Montgomery is extremely quick and has incredible foot speed. He is not afraid to take a hit and is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Deadly on screens, Stanford put the ball in his hands and allowed him to work in space while creating plays. He is a willing blocker.
Montgomery makes mental mistakes and will drop easy balls at times. He seems to have issues tracking the ball downfield and has never really been a consistent No. 1 pass catcher. He never put up 1,000 yards in a season during his college career and needs to show that he can work without the ball being pitched to him. He isn't the best route runner and needs to prove he can be more than just a premium returner.
While he does have blemishes in his game, Montgomery seems to fit what the Eagles want in a playmaker. He is able to go deep and is also a major threat on screens. The Eagles could look to use him in a rotation with Josh Huff or potentially opposite the former third round pick down the road. He is likely be taken in the third round this year.