Falcons Draft Targets: DT Mike Montgomery

FLOWERY BRANCH – Going into the 2005 NFL Draft, Atlanta has needs at each position – some more than others, but each spot can improve with a solid draft and college free agent signings. Here is a look at one such player.

Player: Mike Montgomery – Defensive Tackle

Info: A junior college transfer, Montgomery played pretty well in his two seasons during his time at Texas A&M, but the number one concern about seems to be his lack of experience. He will likely be a late-round selection, if he is taken at all. His numbers at the NFL Combine were not outstanding, but he did must better when he worked out for scouts in College Station.

Why the Atlanta Falcons would be interested: Montgomery is a sleeper who needs to add bulk to his frame, but he works hard and has a great deal of athleticism. He does, apparently, take a long time getting used to defensive schemes – which is another negative.

Final Say: Atlanta might take a chance with Montgomery in free agency if the Falcons don't pick him up late in the Draft. Kansas City has shown interest in him.

Scout.com's take: "A stout run defender but marginal pass rusher, Montgomery has possibilities at defensive tackle or left end. Must first get a clean bill of health and display reasonable athleticism prior to the draft."

Height Weight 40 Bench Vertical Broad Shuttle
6-4 276 4.94 26 35 9-7 4.32

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