Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond has been a huge name in NFL Draft talks recently
Rewind a few weeks and Kellen Mond’s name isn’t being talked about very frequently. He’s just another system quarterback from Texas A&M, a school that often produces NFL busts. The name that most NFL scouts will have ringing in their minds is Johnny Manziel.
But Mond isn’t Manziel.
Mond isn’t being talked about in regards to the NFL Draft because the NFL is bored of the top prospects. He’s being talked about in NFL Draft conversations because he brought sustained success at the quarterback spot to College Station. He has a maturity that is hard to come by in college quarterbacks.
Take his senior year as an example. Mond lost his top four receivers and still managed to improve his completion percentage, touchdown-interception ratio, and overall passer rating. He proved that he can continuously improve no matter who surrounds him.
Mond helped his stock in the Senior Bowl too, stepping up when all eyes were on him. He would accumulate 173 yards, two touchdown passes, a pair of 2-point conversions, and to cap it all off, the Most Valuable Player award.
Among some of the best performers in college football, he stepped up.
For a program that has had some underwhelming quarterbacks in the NFL in recent years, Mond could be their guy. He has every measurable that works in the NFL — it’s just a matter of when and where he will be drafted.