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Future QB: Vikings pick Texas A&M's Kellen Mond in 3rd round

Mond is the highest-drafted quarterback by the Vikings since Christian Ponder was their first-round pick in 2011.
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File-This Dec. 20, 2020, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer reacting on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Minneapolis. Zimmer was discouraged by the state of his defense and the limited opportunity to improve it this offseason, but a handful of free-agent additions gave him fresh hope. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond, with their first of four third-round picks. 

He's a potential successor to Kirk Cousins. 

Mond was the No. 66 overall pick and the seventh quarterback off the board. Five went in the first 15 selections. 

Mond was a four-year starter for the Aggies. 

He has the ability to be the type of dual-threat player that’s the trend at his position in the NFL. 

He is the highest-drafted quarterback by the Vikings since Christian Ponder was their first-round pick in 2011.