Chris Simms is back on the mound for Kellen Mond.
When Simms released his quarterback rankings for the 2021 NFL Draft, it featured many surprises — among them, neither Justin Fields nor Trevor Lawrence was the No. 1 overall QB in this class, with the honor going to BYU passer Zach Wilson.
But to further complicate the rankings, Simms had Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond at No. 4, ahead of both Fields and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, behind Wilson, Lawrence and Mac Jones.
Simms explained more of why he liked Mond over Fields and Lance on a recent radio spot with 106.7 The Fan in Washington.
“To me, some of the issues he has, which is really, ‘OK, he doesn’t play enough backyard football and maybe he wasn’t aggressive enough two years ago with some of his decision-making,'” Simms said. “Those are easy fixes as compared to some of the issues that I look at with Justin Fields and Trey Lance.”
Simms has explained in recent months that Mond’s combination of mechanics and arm talent put him firmly ahead of both Fields and Lance, and that Mond’s supporting cast was weaker than most QBs in the draft.
Simms, who has been known for his wonky-yet-accurate takes on NFL passers over the past few years, is out on his own on this: Analysts believe that Mond is a Day 2 prospect behind the aforementioned quarterbacks.
But the former NFL quarterback says he’s not doing it for attention or “clicks” and is determined to land a job in the NFL in the future.
Well, if this Mond prediction pans out to be correct, then he might expect some calls from NFL teams in the coming seasons.