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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TE Cole Kmet

Big Board ranking: #21

Positional ranking: #1



Position: TE

College: Notre Dame

Class: Junior

Age: 21



Height: 6’5 3/4”

Weight: 262 lbs.

Arm length: 33”

Hand size: 10 1/2”


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.70 sec.

Vertical jump: 37.0”

Broad jump: 123.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: 7.44 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.41 sec.



Strong and well-built target. Intelligent route runner. Smooth and subtle out of breaks. Creates separation at the top of the route. Patient running routes. Effective throttling down or accelerating. Knows how to find space against zone coverage. Size makes it difficult for defenders to make a play in trail coverage. Underrated speed shows up on drags and crosses. Provides a good vertical target down the seam. Very soft hands. Makes contested catches in traffic. Excellent hand-eye coordination. Great length to snatch balls away from his frame. Tough and physical with the ball in his hands. Routinely fights for extra yards. Strong stiff arm. Not dominant but does a quality job as a run blocker. Good in pass protection. Played great versus top competition.



Lacks elite explosiveness and off-the-ground athleticism. Could stay engaged and drive better as an in-line blocker. Almost exclusively used as in-line tight end or in the slot.


NFL comparison

Jason Witten



Overall, Kmet is a strong, intelligent tight end with a natural feel for running routes and getting open as a short/intermediate target that can also go down the seam. He will be best used as a traditional in-line tight end with the size, toughness, and natural receiving skills to be one of the best all-around players at his position.


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