Texas A&M Football: Quarterback analysis from Aggie Spring Game

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Kellen Mond

The freshman from San Antonio, Texas started the majority of last season for the Aggies. After Nick Starkel went down in the UCLA game, Mond took the reins and led the Ags to four straight wins. In those wins, he completed 60.3% of his throws and had a 3:1 touchdown to interception ratio while racking up almost 200 rushing yards. We all learned, and pretty quick at that, that this freshman was as raw as could be and that, with the right coaching, he could go far.


Pocket Movement

A lot of the good we saw last season is what was seen on Saturday. Loose play and athleticism are certainly his friends. He worked around in the pocket fairly well given his makeshift offensive line and one of the things I loved most was that he really tried to be a pocket passer.

Mond fought his instincts to scramble around, and instead stepped up in the pocket to extend plays. This is something that he’ll have to translate into the season in order to be productive on the field when he gets the opportunity.


Another thing that I really appreciated about the developing quarterback was his physical growth. You can tell he’s put on some much-needed weight which will make him even tougher to bring down. Plus, it’ll add a few more yards and more velocity to that rocket arm he has.

Trust me, I didn’t forget about the hose that this guy has. We saw that too on Saturday as he found the most underrated freshman — Camron Buckley — for a touchdown. In fact, Mond threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns. All in all, it was a pretty good showing for the freshman.