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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet

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Sep 28, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Cole Kmet (84) celebrates after a catch in the second quarter as Virginia Cavaliers cornerback Nick Grant (1) defends at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Positives
Terrific pass-catching tight end who elevated his game last season. Natural receiver who fires off the snap, quickly gets into routes and shows excellent football instincts. Displays tremendous focus and concentration, makes the difficult reception with defenders draped on his back and lays out to come away with the catch. Tracks the ball in the air, extends his hands and snatches the pass away from his frame. Follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target and plays smart, heads-up football. Stays square and gives effort as a blocker.

Negatives
Possesses average strength as a blocker. Not quick or explosive off the snap into blocks. Doesn’t really play to his timed speed.

Analysis
Kmet possesses outstanding size and pass-catching skill and surprised everyone with his athleticism at the NFL Combine. He offers bigtime ability, but he must learn to play to his 40 time and improve as a blocker before he can develop into a No. 1 tight end at the next level.

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