Seahawks rounds 4 through 6
Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
I wrote singularly about Mond earlier this week. He was very good in the Senior Bowl and would probably be a decent pro with some seasoning. He more closely resembles the Cowboys Dak Prescott but without the huge cannon of an arm. But Mond should not be underrated.
Maybe Mond is a product of the Aggies system but there is a reason he created more touchdowns than anyone else in Texas A&M history. It’s because he is good. Plus, he gets the most out of the players around him and there is something to be said for that. A quarterback is really a point guard and Mond knows how to distribute.
Ian Book, Notre Dame
Ian Book has his limitations but he also simply wins football games. As a starter at Notre Dame, he was 20-3. Book also has some similarities to Russell Wilson. When a play breaks down, Book can create. In fact, he is almost better when he goes off-script and that is part of what helped him lead his team to so many wins in college.
The issues with Book are while he can throw without accuracy he also struggles to throw with velocity deep downfield. Part of this could be mechanics that might be better coached in the NFL than they were in college. Or it could be that Book simply doesn’t have the arm strength to be a long-term starter in the NFL but maybe a solid backup.