Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons Kellen Mond can instantly start in the NFL

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Texas A&M Football fans may not have realized it, but they were witnessing a rare talent in Kellen Mond for the past three and a half years in college station. Mond quietly tore apart defenses, putting up modest numbers, but playing an extremely efficient game.

And while his games were efficient,  his draft stock had a distinct ceiling due to the fact that he never passed for more than 24 touchdowns in a season. But that’s where teams have gone wrong.

Mond’s selling point was never his ability to be an explosive player. Rather, Mond should be looked at as a safer option in the draft — a player who won’t end up being a complete bust. He feels like a safe pick in that way.

Texas A&M Football QB Kellen Mond’s maturity will help his draft stock

And that should be his greatest strength as the NFL Draft approaches. Kellen Mond may not be the most dazzling athlete or have a cannon arm, but he is a mature player. He’s similar to Dak Prescott in that he can bring a veteran presence to a team the day he walks into training camp.

A lot of his maturity comes from the fact that he was raised in a military family — his father served eight years. As a result, he is naturally a more disciplined player in contrast with some other young guys who will have to be humbled at the next level.

In a draft with a boatload of quarterback talent, there aren’t many more players who possess Mond’s unique skillset.