Leading up to the most consequential performance of his life, Kellen Mond wanted to write the script alone.
Amid his draft preparation, he decided against hiring a professional quarterback guru to arrange the receivers, tailor Texas A&M’s pro day workout to his strengths and act as his unofficial media hype man. He knew what the scouts coming to see him wanted from a quarterback. He knew what kind of questions they had about him as a person and a player. He knew what kind of throws created explosive plays at the next level.
Gone were throws out of the shotgun, since people would wonder if he could operate under center.