Texas A&M – Kellen Mond, Quarterback, Senior
As I’ve stated in previous articles, it’s becoming obvious that the NFL is trending toward mobile quarterbacks who can make plays happen if there isn’t anything open downfield. Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Lamar Jackson are at the top of that list while players like Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield add to it. Following this trend, players like Kellen Mond should see more attention in the 2021 NFL Draft process.
Mond didn’t quite live up to the hype last season, but even in a down year he still totaled 28 touchdowns, 20 passing and eight rushing. Through the air, he logged 2,897 passing yards while adding 729 on the ground. Although those numbers aren’t exactly what teams are looking for, it could be enough to turn heads, especially late in the draft when teams are looking for upside.
If Mond can continue to work on his game, his ability to run the ball could at least make him a Taysom Hill-type player in the NFL. Should his passing statistics bounce back, then perhaps he enters the conversation of being a Jalen Hurts-type weapon. A player that can step in and start if need be, but can also be used in certain packages at any point during the season.