Bears’ Matt Nagy sees David Montgomery comparison to Kareem Hunt
The Chicago Bears managed to select former Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. With the Bears securing one of the top non-first round talents in the entire draft, head coach Matt Nagy appears to be pretty happy that Montgomery is headed to Chicago.
Speaking about his on-field talents, Nagy believes that there is at least some merit to the comparisons between Montgomery and current Cleveland Browns and former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.
First chance for us to chat with Matt Nagy during draft weekend. Nagy notes that 3rd round pick David Montgomery makes defenders miss inside the tackle box, has the hands, is a three-down back…and Nagy definitely sees the comparison to Kareem Hunt.
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) April 27, 2019
“One of the safest runners in this draft with a desirable combination of size, vision, toughness and creativity,” reads his 2019 NFL Draft profile on NFL.com. “He runs with impressive calm and instincts in the midst of interior mayhem, weaving and battering his way through traffic. Smart teams will recognize his ability to create yardage for himself with his eyes, footwork, contact balance and power. Should alleviate concerns about his lack of explosiveness. Montgomery has a pro-ready game and Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) value as a good NFL starter.”
With Montgomery now officially in the fold in the “Windy City,” the Bears will be attempting to replace current Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard, who was traded to the NFC East by Chicago earlier in the offseason. As a result, Montgomery will be gearing up to join fellow Bears running back Tarik Cohen as part of a two-headed monster in the Chicago backfield.
Of course, the Bears reached the postseason in 2018-19, thanks to the team’s unexpected run toward an NFC North crown.