According to a source close to the situation, the Washington Redskins are interested in Virginia University of Lynchburg’s, Kashif Montgomery. Per the source, Washington could consider him as a late round pick or undrafted free agent.
In March, Kashif was made aware of his draft eligibility, and hopes an NFL team takes a chance on him. The 6ft 2 1/2, 197 pound athlete, arguably could have been the best high school football player in Rhode Island history. During his senior season, Montgomery averaged over 30 yards per reception as a receiver, and over 10 yards per carry as a runner. He also dominated on defense playing conerback/safety and was an explosive kick/punt returner.
Montgomery was heavily recruited, however, his grades were not up to par. Montgomery ended up playing at Dean college in 2006, prior to dropping out of school to take care of his children. Last fall, Kashif attended Virginia University of Lynchburg, playing at any position the team needed him – conerback, strong safety, and was an electrifying kick returner. According to reports, Montgomery has a high football IQ, allowing him to fit in at any position a coach wants to plug him in at.
Due to the hiatus Montgomery took from college, he’s now a 25-year old prospect hoping to find a spot in the NFL. On March 20th, Montgomery could have taken a step closer to achieving his dream – Kashif reportedly wowed NFL scouts at Brown University’s pro day. Displaying great hands, speed, and athleticism. Montgomery was clocked around a 4.35 and 4.4 in the 40 yard dash, had a vertical of 36 inches, broad jumped 10 feet, shuttled 4.0, and benched 225 pounds 19 times. With limited film, Kashif took it upon himself to post any piece of video he had, which you can view here .
There are many NFL players that were unheard of in there respective draft classes, yet went on to have success. Kashif is a great athlete that a teams could be bring into camp and have him compete. With his experience on offense, defense, and special teams, the Redskins could be interested in moving him around at numerous positions and see where he fits best.