The Chiefs have already signed Damien Williams to an extension. With uncertainty at the position, Iowa State’s David Montgomery makes sense.
The Kansas City Chiefs liked what they saw from Damien Williams enough to sign him to a two-year extension. However, with Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West set to become free agents this offseason, the Chiefs could be in the market for another running back. If they decide to wait to address it in the draft, they should definitely take a look at David Montgomery out of Iowa State.
Montgomery is a talented running back that I believe is flying a little bit under the radar. He does not possess incredible speed or great power, but he has a nice balance of both. The last time the Chiefs drafted a running back in the first three rounds, the pick was Kareem Hunt out of Toledo. If not for off the field issues, Hunt would still be on the team and likely signing an extension during the offseason.
Drafting a running back depends on how much Brett Veach likes Damien Williams. While Williams is a bargain and has shown promise, I am not convinced that he is going to take the role as the Chiefs feature back in 2019. The question then becomes: who should the Chiefs bring in to join the running back committee? My first choice would be David Montgomery.
Montgomery stands 5’11 and weighs about 216 pounds. At Iowa State, he put up a career average of 4.7 yards per carry and a total of 26 rushing touchdowns. Montgomery also had 71 receptions for 582 yards in his three years in college. If not for poor offensive line play, I believe that he could have looked even better.
Damien Williams would be a great compliment to Montgomery’s playing style, and I believe splitting carries for the two running backs would make the Chiefs even more dangerous. This would keep opposing defenses off balance and Montgomery could be yet another great weapon for an already great offense.