6 quarterbacks the Vikings could pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Nik Edlund
Kellen Mond (Texas A&M)
Height: 6 foot 3 | Weight: 217 pounds
- 2,282 passing yards
- 19 touchdowns
- 3 interceptions
Kellen Mond seems to be a player who is generating a lot of buzz amongst Vikings’ fans. There’s good reason for that as he’s got an absolute bazooka of a right arm. Mond can definitely sling the football and while that can get him into trouble sometimes, it’ll also get scouts excited as they’ll realize there isn’t an NFL throw this guy can’t make.
Mond has been starting for the Aggies since he was a freshman, which is a true feat in itself. He’s logged 44 career starts at Texas A&M and is very well seasoned against some of the best college football has to offer. This will speed along his development in the NFL and get him ready to challenge for playing time a lot sooner than some other quarterbacks who will be taken around him.
Mond isn’t a Lamar Jackson when it comes to scrambling, but he has rushed for over 1600 yards in his career and scored 22 touchdowns. This versatility would be a very welcome sight to Vikings’ fans who would love to have a quarterback who can at least make opposing defenses worry that he could take off and pick up a first down, or scramble for a score in the red zone.
Mond has experience, mobility, and a rocket arm, which makes him a very attractive option on day two or early day three of the draft. He’d give the Minnesota Vikings something they haven’t had in a long time on the roster, a young quarterback with the potential to be a starter down the road.