After Texas A&M shut out of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Kellen Mond became the first Aggie off the board on day two, being selected with the 66th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings.
Worth the wait.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 1, 2021
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After re-writing the career passing record books in his four seasons in College Station, Mond becomes the first Aggie QB to be drafted since Johnny Manziel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2014. His size, athleticism and strong arm make him an attractive project QB. Mond’s 3rd round draft position should net him a total contract value of $5.2 million, with a signing bonus of approximately $1.15 million, according to Spotrac.com.
The Vikings have Kirk Cousins firmly entrenched as their starting QB, so Mond will almost certainly not be asked to step in right away. But Cousins is 32, and has only two years remaining on his contract, so it’s very possible that if Mond progresses the way they think he is capable of, we could see him take the reins in Minnesota beginning in 2023.
At the time of publication, information about Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s draft spot was unavailable.