Philadelphia Eagles meet with Iowa State running back David Montgomery

The Philadelphia Eagles have begun meeting with prospects starting with Iowa State running back, David Montgomery.

Here we go again! It’s NFL Combine time, and the Philadelphia Eagles are on the lookout for their next handful of rookies to bring in. Although the Draft is quite a long time from now, it’s never too early to get a grasp on some potential prospects. Apparently, the Eagles held their first formal meeting on Wednesday with Iowa State running back, David Montgomery.

Over the last couple of years, the Eagles have shown some interest in running backs. Two years ago, they were rumored to be very interested in Dalvin Cook. Last season, there were tons of rumors that they were going for either Derrius Guice or Sony Michel. Obviously, we all know that the Eagles didn’t get any of those guys, hence why they are still on the hunt for a game-changer in their backfield. So this year, they continue the search as they first meet with Montgomery, according to NJ Advanced Media’s Mike Kaye.

What do the Eagles see in Montgomery?

The good news about David Montgomery is that he isn’t projected to be a first-round pick. Although the Eagles need a running back pretty bad, it’s doubtful that they take one with their first-round pick. Unless you’re getting a game-changer, there’s plenty of value later on in the earlier rounds still. For Montgomery, he’s expected to go within the second or third rounds, according to USA Today’s Draft Wire.

The Eagles seem to love running backs who are more versatile and can be a threat in both, running and receiving, but Montgomery is a bit different. Although Montgomery has somewhat, decent receiving abilities, he could be relied on to be a power back. He’s good for short yardage runs, which the Eagles struggled with in some critical situations last year. He managed to crack well over 1,000 yards over his previous two seasons and found enzone 13 times just this past year.