A minimum of 5 quarterbacks are anticipated to go within the first spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft, however there’s additionally a big quantity of curiosity in arguably the highest Day Two signal-caller. That is in response to Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, who informed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Sunday that between 10 and 15 NFL groups have already made severe inquiries about Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond.
A four-year starter at Texas A&M, Mond was already thought of a candidate to go as early because the second spherical. However Fisher fielding calls and having “in depth talks” with that many groups suggests the QB might, the truth is, be an early Day Two goal. The groups which have mentioned Mond, Fisher informed ESPN, “worth his expertise and talent to guide and win video games.”
“He does the entire issues it is advisable choose a first-round participant,” Fisher added. “He helped change the tradition (at Texas A&M) — successful extra video games, taking a stand, displaying he is a man who can struggle by adversity, took criticism, eradicated any distractions and continued to get higher.”
Many have ranked Mond because the seventh or eighth greatest QB prospect of the 2021 class, behind projected first-rounders Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones; in addition to consensus Day Two — or shock first-round — candidates Davis Mills and Kyle Trask. The Aggies standout, who turned simply the third QB in SEC historical past to log over 9,000 profession passing yards to associate with 1,500 profession dashing yards, has been lauded for his arm energy and playmaking potential however critiqued for inconsistency.
Ought to Mond really go within the second, groups with long-term QB questions just like the Falcons (No. 35), Panthers (No. 39), Broncos (No. 40), Lions (No. 41), Patriots (No. 46), Washington (No. 51) and Bears (No. 52) may very well be potential touchdown spots.