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Cole Kmet will not be the flashiest tight end in the NFL draft, but he may be just the guy the Redskins need.

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Boston College at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Cole Kmet, TE

School: Notre Dame | Conference: Independent

College Experience: Junior | Age: 21

Height / Weight: 6-6 / 262 lbs

Projected Draft Status: Rounds 2-3

NFL Comparison: Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

College Statistics

Player Overview

Cole Kmet ended his collegiate career with 60 catches for 691 yards, six touchdowns. In his final season with Notre Dame, he missed the first two games due to a broken collarbone, but started the last 11 games, averaging 12 yards per reception. He earned a spot on the 2019 Mackey Award Watch List.


  • Great frame
  • Strong hands/physical ball-carrier
  • Great zone receiver - can find the holes in a defense
  • Impressive ability to catch in traffic
  • Willing/Effort blocker
  • Effective “Y” player, can work both in-line and flex out


  • Athleticism - Can that hinder him as a professional?
  • Separation - Can he improve his route-running and technical skills to overcome lack of functional athleticism?
  • Run after catch ability is questionable

How he would fit on the Redskins

The Redskins would benefit from having Cole Kmet in many ways. Most importantly, Cole has the frame to withstand the NFL’s physicality at the position in which he plays. Kmet already established himself as a polished pass-catcher, so he has the potential to start sooner rather than later. His versatility allows him to play at in-line without diminishing what an offense can do. Moving forward though, he will need to develop as a blocker, in addition to developing his technical skills and ability to separate as a receiver. Nevertheless, Kmet can be an excellent option in a two tight end offense.

Film Session here (TE, #84)