The Texas A&M Football program is almost always represented in the NFL Draft. Each year, there are at least a handful of players who enter their names, and a smaller handful who hear their names called on draft day.
This year was no exception, even though the Aggies didn’t have any day one prospects. The Texas A&M Football team had a handful of players who heard their names called on day two and day three.
Today, we’ll be looking at each player drafted and which team they landed on, starting with the most important position.
Former Texas A&M Football QB Kellen Mond was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings
The first Texas A&M player to go in the draft was no surprise. It was quarterback Kellen Mond.
Mond’s positioning in the draft was unclear before draft day. Some experts had him going in the first round, while others had him going undrafted. That said, he would land on the Minnesota Vikings with the 66th overall pick in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft.
On the Vikings, he’ll serve as Kirk Cousins’ backup for a while before having an opportunity to step into the starting role. This may end up being extremely beneficial, as most quarterbacks who have a mentor for a year or two end up finding more success in the league.
Look for Mond to begin competing for a starting role as soon as Cousins’ contract expires.