As of late, former Texas A&M Football quarterback Kellen Mond hasn’t needed much help with his draft stock. Due to a huge need for quarterbacks in the NFL this season, he has been shooting upward in draft boards.
He went from a player who was likely a day-three pick to a guy who could potentially sneak into the first round.
That said, there may be even more of a reason for Mond to rise up in draft boards after a recent video released from his Twitter account.
Former Texas A&M Football QB Kellen Mond discusses his family’s military history
In a tweet by Kellen Mond, Mond shares a video in which he goes on to explain how his family has deep roots in the military, with over 100 years total between all of his close family members. Specifically, his father had served eight years in the military, keeping disciplined values in his immediate family. He mentions how deep-rooted the military is in the Mond family.
The entire interview can be seen below in a tweet by Kellen Mond.
His military background definitely explains a lot about his game, especially considering the level of consistency that he brought to the quarterback position. Have you ever seen a guy who can give you 250 yards and 1-2 touchdowns every single night?
He referred to this in the video with the following quote.
"“One thing my dad always told me was to never let anybody outwork you. But also I think I got my poise, my discipline, my demeanor, just, I think my even-keeled attitude from what he learned and the way he was in the military.”"
Mond goes on to explain how his father would have him do simple things like fold his bed every day. These things didn’t seem like much as a kid but added up to him being molded into the football player he was today. He summed it up by giving the following quote.
"“The way you do small things is the way you do all things.”"
He may not have been the flashiest player, but his ability to put up the same numbers night in and night out will be very appreciated.
Mond would take things a step further by explaining that his family’s background in the military has helped prepare him to play the quarterback position specifically. He elaborates by saying that when he finds himself in certain situations, he’s able to revert to a detailed mindset and keep himself grounded.
Hopefully, NFL GMs will see how useful his military background has been and take him early in the draft, but even if he does fall, fans should have confidence that he’ll have a huge impact on the culture of any team that selects him.