Draft Guide Sample, Kellen Mond (Texas A&M)

Kellen Mond 6’2 1⁄2 205 Texas A&M

Overview
From 2017 through 2020 Mond started 44 games for the Aggies playing in Jimbo Fisher’s offense for three of those seasons. Mond finished his career throwing for 9,661 yards, 71 touchdowns & 27 interceptions while completing only 59% of his passes. Mond rushed for 1,609 yards with 22 touchdowns. His best year statistically came as a Sophomore in 2018 accounting for 3,581 yards of total offense & 31 touchdowns. Originally from San Antonio, Mond attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL (HS).

Trait Grades (Mond)
Arm Talent (A-)Arm Strength (A-) Ball Placement (B-) Delivery/Mechanics (B+) Running/Athleticism (A-) Throw on Run (B+)Toughness (B) Anticipation (B-) Pocket Presence (B+) Football IQ (B+) Intangibles/Off Field (A-) Touch (B)

Tape Analysis (Mond)
Blends end arm talent with above average athleticism for the position. Mond carries the ball very high during his drop-back & his aim is to play the position with precision (feet, release, timing) Mond has active feet but at times they become frenetic & choppy. His release is very quick as he holds the ball near his right ear when he begins his throwing motion but at times it can become stiff & non-pliable, resulting in off target throws. Mond has high level arm talent however & is a natural thrower. He just needs a mechanical shift, something I expect the team he winds up with to do for him by reducing some of the arm tension he has by simply having him lower his carriage near his midsection allowing him to be more loose & natural with his motion which ideally will lead to more consistent ball placement. Mond is experienced with creative passing concepts playing for Jimbo Fisher.

At times, Mond makes throws that make him look like a high Round 1 selection. Holistically, his film was not as consistent as you would prefer it be in order to take him in Round 1 but the enticing traits & flashes of brilliance may be enough for a team to do so. Has breakaway speed as a runner, but is not an overly physical player. Mond is more of a finesse athlete/passer with the ability to play from the pocket & throw well off-platform. Even though Mond is “sound” from a drop-back perspective, there remains anunderlying element of mechanical stiffness that limits his ability at times.

Projection (Mond)
Mond is an enticing prospect because of his overall skillset. The total body of work in college suggests Mond is not worth an early round selection but flashes of elite level arm talent appear throughout his film. The expected early run on quarterbacks should propel Mond into 1st & 2nd round consideration come Draft Day. We expect Mond to go in Round 2 with a realistic possibility of him sneaking into Round 1.

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