There are plenty of quarterbacks for teams to consider in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Kellen Mond. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the former four-year starter from Texas A&M.
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Kellen Mond Draft Profile
College: Texas A&M
Mond has plus arm talent and athleticism, and spending a couple of seasons under Jimbo Fisher’s tutelage was good for him. He has prototypical size to work in the pocket, and he does a nice job keeping the ball up and ready to throw. He’s at his best as a rhythm-and-timing thrower in the quick game, where his underneath ball placement is solid. He has the ability to extend plays with his legs and can make off-platform throws, and he is effective picking up chunks of yards when scrambling. He’s solid in the read-option game.
Things get interesting — and not in a good way — when Mond works further downfield. Arm strength isn’t an issue, but accuracy is. He also has issues throwing from a muddy pocket; his footwork gets out of sorts, and his mechanics become segmented. When he feels pressure, the ball ultimately comes out wobbly.
The tools are solid, and Mond would be a nice fit in an offense that involved a lot of quick-game with a chance to sprinkle in his mobility. His shaky accuracy and tendency for his mechanics to break down under pressure will likely keep him from becoming a starter, though.
Final Grade: 4th/5th round