Panthers 2021 Draft: What does Matt Rhule see in Kellen Mond?
By Dean Jones
Kellen Moore scouting report
- Height – 6-foot-3
- Weight – 205 pounds
There is a lot to like about the sort of skill set Kellen Mond brings to the table. The quarterback has three years’ starting experience at Texas A&M and has emerged from his college career with a great deal of credit in the face of some stern competition in the SEC.
Mond possesses some nice velocity on his throws and has no trouble getting out on the run if a play isn’t developing as expected. Matt Rhule was impressed with the player’s intelligence, something which has been evident throughout his time under center with the Aggies and this will ensure he can get up to speed quickly once he joins the pro ranks.
Confidence is key with Mond. When things aren’t going his way it’s difficult for him to process in-game scenarios and once a pocket collapses on the prospect, he tends to get swallowed up which is surprising for someone with nice mobility.
It might be something of a culture shock for Mond if there is too much pressure put on his shoulders right away. Landing on a team who could develop him slowly would give the signal-caller a better chance of forging a successful career in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers appear intent on getting an upgrade on Teddy Bridgewater who can start right away.
That’s not going to be Mond, at least initially. However, there is nothing to suggest he doesn’t have the physical attributes to make a real go of things once the player fully acclimatizes.