Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterback, tight end issues solved

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Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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Scouting Report. TE. player. 57. Pick Analysis. Notre Dame. Cole Kmet. 2

At pick no. 50, the Bears address arguably their most glaring weakness from last season, outside of maybe the offensive line.

Tight end is a sore spot for Chicago, and I’m sure by now you’ve heard the mind-numbing statistic saying that every tight end on the Bears failed to reach 100 receiving yards on the season — on the season!

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A familiar prospect to those around the Chicago area is here to save them from their sorrows — it’s Cole Kmet out of Notre Dame.

If you’re looking for probably the perfect fit in Matt Nagy’s system, look no further. Kmet is ideal for an offense like Chicago.

For starters, he can catch the football — that’s always imperative, of course. Last season, Kmet caught 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns. He was a familiar target for his quarterback Ian Book, often acting as that third down safety net.

Kmet can man the middle and make plays down field, which the Bears severely lacked at the position last year. But, he can also be an effective blocker, which will be an absolute ‘must’ if they are to re-establish themselves in the run game.

The biggest draw, to me, is that Notre Dame used him a lot like Nagy wanted to use Trey Burton (and did use him in 2018). Kmet lines up all over the place. He can line up in the back field, in the slot, or of course inline as well. Kmet is the true do-it-all type of guy the Bears need at the position, and if he’s available at pick 50, Chicago gets a sheer steal.