The Notre Dame Fighting Irish always produces plenty of great NFL players and Cole Kmet is the next in line to have a chance at a great career.
The Chicago Bears have selected Notre Dame tight end, Cole Kmet. The tight end has had a brilliant career for the Irish as he now will attempt to make his transition to the NFL. He is going to be a guy who comes into the Bears offense and tries to help them right away. They desperately needed help at the position and this is a chance for that to be the case.
Kmet will be asked to do a lot in Matt Nagy’s offense. They now have 10 tight ends on their roster but most of them are not going to be there by the time week one rolls around. He will have one of Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles throwing him the ball next season as he looks to make an impact.
Kmet was a brilliant tight end at Notre Dame. He really broke out in his junior year last season which is why he is now a second-round pick. He had 515 receiving yards on 43 receptions in his ten games that he played in. He had 6 total touchdowns last year for the Irish.
The Bears signed Jimmy Graham in free agency earlier this offseason so Kmet is going to, in all likelihood, run a two-tight end set with him. Graham used to be one of the best tight ends in the world but he is a shell of himself now. With that said, Graham should be able to really help Kmet out in his rookie season. This is the type of pick that could help the Bears out for a long time.
You can clearly tell that they needed someone good at the position all year long in 2019. This pick is, hopefully, one who can help the Bears’ offense for the foreseeable future. There were some really good players on the board for Chicago to take so taking Kmet shows that they see this as a major need with him being the right guy for the job.