1. David Montgomery, Iowa State
5-10, 222: A smallish, quick, powerful back without a lot of flash or dash, but he’s just a good running back who should be able to carry the load and turn into a No. 1 back.
He might not be all that explosive compared to others in the draft, but he’s the sound runner who can do a little of everything and bring a little attitude to the mix, too.
It’ll be a hard sell for some scouts, especially in the top 50, but he’s going to be a crush for some offensive coordinator who’ll love his hands, his toughness, and his reliability.
There might be a bit too much tread off the tires after almost 700 career touches, and there’s not anything sexy about his game, but take him, plug him in from Day One, and let him carry your running game.
Projected Round: Second
Real Value: Late First Round