Montre Hartage

Northwestern
CB
DB15

Prospect Info

College
Northwestern
Hometown
Class
Cordele, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
190 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.19
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.68
Seconds
 
Bench Press
9
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
123.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.95
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.08
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.5
Seconds
 

Playlist

Hartage contributed as a reserve defensive back and on special teams for the Wildcats as a true freshman in 2015 (four tackles) but really broke out as a sophomore. Big Ten coaches voted him honorable mention all-conference after the 2016 season, as he led his team with five interceptions to go along with nine pass breakups and 60 tackles in 13 starts. Hartage started all 13 games again in 2017, compiling 57 stops, two for loss, three interceptions (including one in the Music City Bowl), and seven pass breakups. Big Ten coaches voted him third-team all-conference in 2018, as he led his squad with 13 pass breakups in 12 games (11 starts) while also posting 51 tackles, 1.5 for loss, and two interceptions.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Eric Murray
Overview
If teams don't care for instincts, toughness and ball production, then they probably won't like Montre Hartage. That's a bit of an overstatement, but he has all of the aforementioned traits and he's a consistent football player. He may be slower than teams like outside and not as sudden or agile as teams want from the slot which is what hurts his draft slotting somewhat. He knows how to play, he makes plays on the ball and he's willing in run support. His limitations are noted, but he should become quality, NFL depth.
Strengths
  • Instinctive with ball-hawking mentality
  • Posted nine interceptions during his career
  • Stays low in backpedal and through his opening
  • Reads quarterback's eyes and drops for clues
  • Balances between high-low combinations
  • Has footwork to mirror and match
  • Assumes ownership of catch space with positioning and force
  • Drives through ball side of his target
  • Plays hands on hands to hinder the catch
  • Digs low balls out and turns them into interceptions
  • Responsible and tough as solo tackler
  • Ready to pounce from off and Cover-3
Weaknesses
  • Shorter arms and smaller hands
  • Tightness in hips shows up in cross-face transitions
  • Very average long speed down the field
  • Lacks desired level of quick-twitch
  • Takes an extra beat to spring downhill on the ball
  • Takes the bait on double moves
  • Forced into full-time face-guarding in recovery mode
  • May have issues with "above the rim" catch challenges
  • Big receivers can play over him

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league