My Scouting Report for Kellen Mond




Kellen Mond

Team : Texas A&M Aggies (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Category
Score
Comments
Arm Strength/Power
8.70
Kellen Mond can deliver the ball with lots of power. His passes are rarely underthrown, and he can beat tight coverage with his arm strength.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
6.40
Mond is far from the most accurate passer within 1-10 yards. Yet he is effective at quickly finding open receivers within the short level of the field within 1-4 seconds. His screen passing has accuracy concerns though.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
7.60
When Mond is on the run, he excels at extending plays to find receivers at the intermediate level of the field. He can beat tight coverage with his ball velocity and move the chains when necessary. However, his decision making is slightly concerning at this level of the field.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
7.20
Compared to last year, Mond has made excellent progress as a deep passer. Even though he still needs to mitigate his overthrows, Mond has enough arm talent to beat tough coverage and make miraculous throws off-platform.
Pocket Presence
9.00
Kellen Mond has an elite feel of where defenders are when he is in the pocket. He is a disciplined dual-threat QB, who knows when to step up in the pocket and evade defenders on the run. His accuracy would be better if he worked on getting the ball out quicker before defenders are in his face, but this is a minor issue.
Mobility
8.60
Mond's mobility helps him buy time after he escapes from the pocket. Kellen Mond is an effective runner, whose vision helps him pick up first downs and big plays when possible.
Vision
4.70
When Mond is tasked with reading through his progressions, he often struggles to move off his first read. As a result, there are many instances where Mond will miss open receivers.
Mechanics
4.40
Mechanics have plagued Kellen Mond since he arrived at Texas A&M. Mechanics are one of his biggest issues because they often deteriorate when he is under duress. He has shown improvement throughout his career as a QB, but he'll need to work on this issue in order to fix his inaccuracy woes.
Durability
10.0
No significant injury concerns.
Leadership
10.0
Over the course of his college career, he has grown as a leader.
Game Management
7.00
Despite some of his erratic decisions, Kellen Mond excels at keeping his team's in games and moving the chains.
Decision-Making
4.70
When he is tasked to go through progressions and read a defense, Mond's decision making is concerning. On any given play, Kellen Mond could decide to chuck the football into double, sometimes triple, coverage. When he is under pressure, Mond typically will try to complete passes off-platform that get tipped and possibly intercepted. Even though his resilience is commendable, he needs to learn how to live for the next play and keep the ball out of harm's way.
Size
6.80
Adequate size for the position but a tad lean.
Speed
7.00
Mond doesn't have insane speed for a dual-threat QB but he has more than enough wheels to burn DL and LBs out of the backfield.
Play-Making Ability
8.00
More often than expected, Kellen Mond can deliver some awesome throws with enough touch and velocity to beat tight coverage. Speaking of arm strength, Mond can complete some miraculous throws off-platform when he trusts his arm. As a runner, his big-play capability is solid.
Productivity
6.90
His productivity declined a bit from 2018 to 2019, but overall he is a quality SEC QB.
Intangibles
6.30
He has many of the intangibles that scouts are looking for in a QB. While his poise and mental toughness are great throughout games, his mental processing and consistency need to improve.
Character
10.0
From my research, Mond is a confident QB who holds himself accountable when he messes up.
Consistency
6.50
Not the most consistent QB in terms of accuracy throughout a game. However, he didn't have many lapses throughout last season.
Strengths
Coming into his fourth year as a college QB, Kellen Mond has made great strides as a passer. When Mond goes deep, he has enough arm talent to beat blanketed coverage and make miraculous throws off-platform. Likewise, when Mond successfully goes through his progressions or is on the run extending plays, he excels at finding open receivers at the intermediate level of the field and completing passes to them. More often than expected, Kellen Mond can deliver some awesome throws with enough touch and velocity to beat tight coverage. Although speaking of arm strength, Mond can complete some miraculous throws under duress off-platform when he trusts his arm. One of the most underrated aspects of Mond's game is his pocket awareness. When Kellen drops back, he is consistently aware of where defenders are and possesses the natural feel necessary to elude them within the pocket. As a result, he is regularly able to complete passes with defenders draped all over him, and extend plays with his legs. Furthermore, he isn't afraid to outrun defenders with his legs to pick up yardage on the ground with his legs.
Weaknesses
As a passer, many of Mond's problems pertain to vision and decision making. When he is tasked to go through progressions and read a defense, Mond's decision making is concerning. On any given play, Kellen Mond could decide to chuck the football into double, sometimes triple, coverage. This erratic decision-making is evident when he is under pressure, as Mond will typically attempt passes off-platform that get tipped and possibly intercepted. Even though his resilience is commendable, he needs to learn how to live for the next play and keep the ball out of harm's way. This issue begs to question whether he can take over a complex offense and consistently work through his progressions throughout the majority of a game. Despite the progress Mond has made as a passer, Jimbo Fisher often had to simplify his offense and install too many one-read throws. Heading into next season, Mond will need to improve his vision so that he can mitigate turnovers and keep his offense productive. Likewise, he will also need to refine his mechanics so that he can minimize his errant passes.
Overall Analysis
Heading into next season, Kellen Mond is in a great position. While he isn't in the same tier as Justin Fields or Trevor Lawrence, Mond is definitely in the second tier of college QBs. If he can increase his accuracy and mitigate bad decisions, Mond will enter the season as an under-the-radar QB, who can pull off a Cinderella story. Due to his mobility, arm strength, and constant yearly improvement, he is a special player with a high ceiling, that can make some of the most spectacular throws in his class. However, he could have a nightmare season in 2020 if his situation isn't ideal. When analyzing his playing style, it was eerily similar to Deshaun Watson. Similar to Watson, Mond has incredible arm strength, mobility, and work ethic. Although Mond also shares Watson's struggles with reading the field, making questionable decisions, and poor ball placement. The ball placement is especially a concern for Mond and Watson at the short level of the field because they frequently fail to give their receivers enough room to gain YAC. However, more often than not, Mond and Watson can find a way to keep their teams in games due to their mental toughness, big-play capability, and resilient nature. I wouldn't be surprised if Mond became a first-round pick after next season.
Compares to
Deshaun Watson
potential
-24
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak