Colin Kaepernick will likely never get a second chance to play in the NFL, but his name will always be around.
In a recent appearance on NFL Network, draft analyst Lance Zierlein was asked about quarterbacks not named (Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Jones and Lance) who are also making noise as we get closer to the draft.
He not only mentioned Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond, but compared him to Colin Kaepernick.
“Kellen Mond is a really interesting player, reminds me a lot of Colin Kaepernick when he came out of Nevada,” Zierlein said. “He’s got the ability to get on the move with zone reads, he can throw the ball effectively, he was a four-year starter.
“He improved his touchdown-to-interception ratio to 6:1, and I think one of the big things that I think is really making teams feel more comfortable with Kellen Mond is he showed the ability to manage the game from the pocket. He showed the ability to play the game with confidence once he had a quality pass protection and running game to really help him out there. So Kellen Mond is really moving up the boards. People need to know about him, because he could be a guy who goes in the second round.”
Mond is smaller than the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Kaepernick as the incoming QB is currently measured at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds.
Mond finished with a career completion of 59% in college, which was slightly higher than Kaepernick’s 58.2% coming out of Nevada
Both took care of the ball fairly well, with Mond tossing 27 interceptions to Kaepernick’s 24.