With rookies slated to report to training camp today around the NFL, the Chicago Bears are starting to get their draft class all locked up. Earlier we got word of second-rounder Jaylon Johnson the corner from Utah and seventh-round offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons from Tennessee State signing via their social media accounts, and now we have a report from The Athletic’s Kevin Fishbain that the Bears have inked their top pick, second-round tight end Cole Kmet from Notre Dame.
EDIT: The Bears have announced that their entire 2020 draft class has been signed. That means that besides Kmet, Johnson, and Simmons, they’ve also locked up outside linebacker Trevis Gipson from Tulsa, corner Kindle Vildor from Georgia Southern, wide out Darnell Mooney from Tulane, and offensive lineman Arlington Hambright from Colorado.
Kmet is expected to compete at the Y (in-line) tight end spot for the Bears, but the coaches have already talked about his versatility to play some U (move) tight end as well.
With rookies due at Halas Hall today for physicals and COVID testing it was expected they’d get everyone signed and ready to go.
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