Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2021: 3 reasons to target Kellen Mond

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1. The Chicago Bears would be drafting a four-year, dual-threat starter

Four years ago, when the Bears moved up to draft Mitchell Trubisky, we all remember his biggest weakness overall: only spending one season as a college starter. Fans may be scared off of these types, and that’s understandable.

In Mond, that’s the farthest thing from who the Bears would be drafting. Mond was a four-year starter at an SEC school, playing against some of the toughest competition any college player could face. He is not only seasoned, but he is ready; ready for the next step.

As a leader, Mond is exactly what you want. From the moment he stepped into the starting role, he hasn’t looked back and has led Texas A&M to winning records in all four seasons under his leadership.

The Bears would be drafting a kid who knows life is all about learning, but in his position, he’s counted on to be a leader.

"”I feel like I’ve learned so much about leadership from people around me—coaches and players. I still feel like I have so much more room to grow. That’s the good part about life.” (via The Draft Network)"

Add in the ability to take off and make plays with his legs, in addition to the obvious passing responsibilities, and Mond is actually a pretty intriguing prospect. You see a guy like Mac Jones going in the first round, but he’s far from a running threat. Mond has multiple tools he can beat you with.

Over four seasons, Mond accumulated 1,609 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground. Those numbers don’t blow you away, but what they tell you is this: he can make plays when needed, but he’s focused on making plays with his arm first.

He’s seasoned. He’s smart. He’s multi-faceted. Best of all? He knows when to use his legs and when to make a play with his arm.