Texas A&M quarterback and New Orleans Saints NFL Draft prospect, Kellen Mond, showed out at the Senior Bowl this weekend.
As every New Orleans Saints’ fan knows, the quarterback situation is questionable, to say the least. Even though Drew Brees thought about retirement last year, most knew that he was going to come back and it was pretty well known.
This year is a different story though.
After a huge injury this year and an NBC broadcasting contract waiting on him, most analysts believe Brees will retire. With that being said, there are a plethora of quarterbacks suggested taking his spot.
The Saints don’t have the cap to sign a big-name free agent, so they turn to the 2021 NFL Draft. With so many prospects and not a high spot, it does not land them a top-five quarterback, but there is one player left who the Saints must draft.
This player won the MVP at the Senior Bowl just last week. He is the quarterback from Texas A&M, Kellen Mond. Mond wasn’t that high of a draft pick before the Senior Bowl ranking just barely in the top ten Luke Easterling’s rankings.
Normally, you don’t see quarterbacks for a good amount of time at the Senior Bowl because of the amount of them getting time — like the NFL’s Pro Bowl. However, with Mac Jones from Alabama sitting out due to injury, Mond played a good portion of the game.
He walked away completing 13-25 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions. He also rushed twice for 11 yards on his way to being named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
The Saints could use a player of his caliber. I believe that Mond could be a star in the making with the right coaching staff. Fortunately, the Saints have a staff that is known for taking draft picks and turning them into NFL stars. Hopefully, they can do the same with Mond.