Is David Montgomery The Next Kareem Hunt?

Published May 2, 2019 at 12:58

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is all in on his complex offense and general manager Ryan Pace isn't wasting time finding the perfect fits. The Bears shipped off Jordan Howard, signed Mike Davis and then drafted David Montgomery. The Bears' third round pick is expected to step in and join Davis and Tarik Cohen right away as part of the Bears' offense. Montgomery is drawing some pretty big comparisons, including Kareem Hunt. «They both catch the ball really well out of the backfield, they're a little bit different in their running styles but there's some similarities,» Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning said. «They're obviously built a lot alike and I think (they have) the same kind of style, they have the ability to make people miss, they're smooth in their transitions and they have the ability to put a shoulder down and play calm and be a physical runner and then they both do a great job with catching the football. «There are some clips that you can go back and forth and watch and say man, (Montgomery) kind of reminds me of Kareem. And you go back cuts from (Hunt) too and you're like man, that's kind of strange, it looks a little like David there in that sense. They're different, but I do think there are some similarities.»«I could see why people would like him as far as the National Football League goes because he does have the ability to No. 1 catch the ball out of the backfield, but David also has pretty good route running skills,» Manning said. «He has the ability to line up outside the formation and run good routes."
Sounds like the Bears' might have walked away with a steal in the third round.

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