Philadelphia Eagles-Only Seven Round Mock Draft

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6.) RB/WR Ty Montgomery – Stanford

Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Ty Montgomery of Stanford (7) returns a kick against the South squad in the third quarter of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North won, 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

 With a more high-ceiling pick in Conley already in the fold, Chip Kelly continues to bolster his skill player corps by selecting Ty Montgomery of Stanford. Were it not for the wealth of talent ahead of him at the receiver position, there’s no chance Montgomery would be here this late in a draft. This pick hinges on a run of receivers occurring at multiple instances over the three-day period and having teams flesh out the rest of their roster before doubling back to a receiver.

Montgomery entered his 2014 season as one of the more dynamic talents in the Pac-12 and even a dark-horse Heisman candidate. Much like the entire team, 2014 was instead a disappointment for Montgomery. The Cardinal’s Swiss Army Knife saw an otherwise prolific college career end with more of a whimper than a bang. How much of that was on his shoulder is up for debate. Regardless of how his college career ended up, something tells me people will be hearing from Montgomery before his stint in the pros is all said and done.

Much like Josh Huff, Montgomery carries a much more physical frame as a receiver. His running style after the catch is similar to Huff’s in that he seeks out defenders to evade rather than rely on speed. Montgomery has substantial experience in the return game, thus increasing his value as a rookie. He will have to find a way to establish himself as a 4th or 5th wide receiver early on in his career, but his special teams exploits should make staying a less-than-difficult task.

Players like Montgomery are best utilized by offensive minds who are capable of finding unique ways to put the ball in his hands. He can play receiver, running back, return-man…basically everything under the sun as far as offensive capabilities. Chip Kelly finds a way to maximize a 5th round selection with a ‘swiss army knife’-type pick in Montgomery.