By: Steve Johnson
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
6’5 6/8″ 262 lbs
33″ arms. 10 4/8″ hands. 79″ wingspan
4.70 40 37″ Vert. 123″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
7.44 3 Cone Drill 4.41 20 yard Shuttle
2017: 4 games. 2 rec, 14 yards
2018: 9 games. 15 rec, 162 yards
2019: 10 games. 43 rec, 515 yards, 6 TDs
Misc. Stats: Threw an incomplete pass in 2017. Returned 1 punt for 11 yards in 2017.
Accolades: 2016 US Army All-American Bowl,
Injuries: Broken collarbone in 2019
History: Four-star recruit from Arlington Heights, IL. Kmet was a two way player at St. Viator. Also played baseball in high school, and for the Irish in 2017.
Strengths: Elize size. Tall, well built, with long hands/arms, and room to grow. Good get off and build up speed to stretch the field vertically. Really tough to bring down as a ball carrier, fights for every yard, and has good balance. Has a little Gronk in him with the ball in his hands.
Weaknesses: Underdeveloped as a blocker, in both the run and pass games. Doesn’t move his feet, lunges at defenders. Doesn’t possess great short area quickness, which limits his route running, as well as his run after the catch. Route running is an area he needs to grow in. Inexperienced is an understatement.
Overview: Kmet has a ton of upside, but is still very much a raw product. Like most Tight Ends coming out, he’s going to need some time getting adjusted. In a pretty weak class, he has a chance to be the first Tight End off the board. I think he’ll go at some point mid day two.
Evaluation based on games. UGA 19′, VIR 19′
Draft Projection: Mid Day Two
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.72
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