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

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Texas A&M Football QB Kellen Mond knows how to be a franchise quarterback

You can say a lot of things about Kellen Mond. Some make the argument that as a high 4-star recruit out of IMG Academy, Mond never really hit his ceiling as a player with Texas A&M. I think they may be right.

Even so, Kellen Mond showed that he could bring long-term success to this Aggies football program. Outside of the Johnny Manziel seasons, this school hadn’t really found long-term success with any of its quarterbacks. Most had short stints as the starter in College Station, either transferring out or leaving to the NFL.

Mond showed up with the expectation that he needs to elevate this TAMU program to the next level through reliable play and consistency under center. And that’s exactly what he did.

In his first year, he would struggle a bit, mainly due to uncertainty at the coaching position. Once there was some stability in College Station, he tore apart college football. In his three seasons as a full-time starter, he’d accumulate a 26-10 record.

He changed the culture in College Station.

There aren’t many guys in the draft who are as much of a winner as Mond, even if they may surpass him in the eye test. A lot of franchises overthink their pick. With Mond, you’d be taking a proven winner who has no clear flaws in his game. He may not be a 500-yard, 6 touchdown type of passer, but you know exactly what you’re going to get out of him.

Which leads me to my next point.