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
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.