4 developmental QBs the Panthers should consider drafting
By Dean Jones
Kellen Mond – Texas A&M
Matt Rhule got a good look at Kellen Mond during his time coaching at the 2021 Senior Bowl and was highly complimentary of the quarterback for his production during practice and on game day. The prospect has more upside than most at the position entering the league this year and if the Carolina Panthers miss out on the top-four prospects or a proven veteran in free agency, then picking him up wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.
Mond has all the velocity needed in his throws to make a real go of things at the next level.
He isn’t the most intimidating from a physical standpoint. But he is accurate, can find targets under extreme pressure, and has a surprising athleticism that enables him to evade oncoming rushers when required.
Plying his trade in the SEC came with Mond’s fair share of hits. However, this is the perfect platform in terms of what he can expect once he gets to the pro ranks.
The prospect isn’t going to be a day one starter in the NFL. Mond makes some rash decisions at times and can find it difficult when a pocket collapses quickly. But there is a high amount of upside where the signal-caller is concerned and the Panthers will know more about his character following their week in Mobile, Alabama.