Steelers Land Quarterback of the Future in Second Round of Latest CBS Mock Draft
By Larry Rupp
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in an interesting spot heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. They have committed to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for at least one more season, but he is very much near the end of his career. Because of that, Pittsburgh could look to draft a replacement right now.
In the latest CBS mock draft, Ryan Wilson projects the Steelers to select Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond in the second round (No. 55 overall).
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Mond shined in his four seasons as the starting quarterback for the Aggies. He passed for 9,661 yards and threw 71 touchdowns to 27 interceptions during that span. Mond also rushed for 1,609 yards in addition to 22 TDs. He enters the draft as an underrated dual-threat QB and a likely Day 2 pick.
Joining a quarterback room that features Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins, Mond could act as a developmental prospect ready to learn from veterans on the team.
Plus, Pittsburgh was one of just six NFL teams that sent a QB coach or offensive coordinator to attend Texas A&M's Pro Day. That could certainly signal the team is interested in the young QB.
While this move may not come off as a super exciting one for the Steelers, it could pay dividends in the future. Pittsburgh would not have to spend major draft capital to acquire a seasoned college starter looking to make a name for himself at the next level.
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