With the importance of the tight end position for head coach Matt Nagy, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised they valued Kmet at this point in the draft.
Kmet is a 6’6”, 262 pounder from Lake Barrington, Illinois, and while he has the size to play the Y (in-line) position, he’ll need to work on his blocking ability at the NFL level. Kmet has good straight line speed as evidenced by his 4.7 forty, but it’ll be his post-up ability size and 37 inch vertical that will make him a weapon for the Bears.
As a junior last year for the Fighting Irish, he put up 43 receptions, for 515 yards, with 6 touchdowns.
Kmet joins a crowded tight end room in Chicago with new additions Jimmy Graham and Demetrius Harris, along with holdovers Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted, and several others, but his skill-set will come in handy for the Bears.
Fore more on Kmet check out Robert Schmitz’s Bear With Me podcast featuring both of our draft gurus, Jacob Infante and EJ Snyder.
- Jacob Infante has a film breakdown of Kmet’s game right here.
- EJ Snyder gives his grade for the Kmet pick right here.
- You can read more about Kmet from our sister site that covers Notre Dame, One Foot Down, with their scouting report right here.
You can check out Kmet’s spider-graph from MockDraftable.com right here:
Here are the results/remaining picks for the Bears in the 2020 NFL Draft:
Friday, April 24
2nd Round, Pick 11, 43rd overall (From the Raiders): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
2nd Round, Pick 18, 50th overall: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Saturday, April 25
5th Round, Pick 18, 163rd overall
6th Round, Pick 17, 196th overall
6th Round, Pick 21, 200th overall (From the Eagles)
7th Round, Pick 12, 226 overall (From the Raiders)
7th Round, Pick 19, 233rd overall
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