NFL Draft: 4 quarterbacks SF 49ers can consider to replace Jimmy Garoppolo
By Seth Steere
SF 49ers Target No. 4: Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
With Cincinnati’s quarterback Desmond Ridder electing to return back to school, the back half of the quarterback class became even bleaker than it already was. However, there are still some prospects who possess some of the physical tools you look for in a quarterback, and Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond is one of those players.
Mond has been up and down throughout his college career. His career highs in touchdowns, interceptions, and passing yards came as a sophomore, yet he’s been able to slowly increase his completion percentage over each season. He finished his senior season with a percentage of 63.3 percent — still not where you’d like it for a college quarterback — rounding out his career total at 59.0 percent.
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Mond does, however, bring you the ability to scheme up some quarterback runs; he may not be the most dynamic, but he ran for 1,609 yards and 22 touchdowns in his college career.
If you were unable to watch Mond during his career at Texas A&M, you can catch him at the Senior Bowl, where he will get the opportunity to raise his draft stock and prove to general managers and coaches he can be their guy. The Senior Bowl is a great place for guys of Mond’s status (not likely to be drafted until day three) to showcase their talent in front of each NFL team’s front office.
If the SF 49ers do elect to go with Mond in the draft it likely means they will be bringing Garoppolo back for the final season of his contract. Don’t expect Mond to take his place anytime throughout the year either unless they find themselves up big in the fourth quarter.