Ty Montgomery Changes Colors From Cardinal To Green And Gold

With the 30th pick of the third round, and the 94th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers went back toward the West Coast to draft Ty Montgomery, a wide receiver from the Stanford Cardinal.

Ty Montgomery was a Political Science major at Stanford, and just the Stanford degree that he has received as he finished his Senior year, shows just how intelligent he is. Montgomery measures in at 6'0" and 221 pounds. He has been projected highly in part because he is an excellent punt and kick returner, and his NFL Draft profile compares him to the young Vikings wide receiver in Cordarelle Patterson.

Given that Patterson was a first rounder and Montgomery was taken in the third round and seems much more intelligent with his educational background, this seems like an excellent pick for the Packers. But a larger question could be how this impacts last year's draft selections in Jared Abbrederis, who had an ACL injury, and Jeff Janis, who was a raw seventh round selection from Saginaw Valley State.

Montgomery will likely be helped if he can show his solid returning skills at the next level to keep a spot on the 53 man roster this fall, but it is early and it will be interesting to see what the Packers do in the final 4 rounds of the draft on Saturday.