NFL Draft Tight End Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Tight End Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

2020 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Tight End Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

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2. Cole Kmet, Notre Dame

Size: 6-6, 262

The Good: He’s got the best all-around package of skills of any tight end in the draft. Very big, he’s got the bulk and the size missing in a slew of the other large wide receiver types, and he proved at the combine to be among the most athletic of the bunch running a 4.7 in the 40 and jumping out of the stadium. He looks and plays the type of a go-to tight end.

The Not-So-Good: He doesn’t quite block as well you might like considering his size. He’s a willing hitter, but that’s not why you’re going to draft him. There’s no need to get too into a twist about this – he’s functional – but he doesn’t have elite of the elite receiving skills to make up for his okay blocking.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: There’s a shot for the stars aspect with him. He turned it on as a junior – going from 15 catches to 43 for 515 yards and six touchdowns – and he’s still improving. All of the things are in place to work with – he’s an NFL starting tight end – but give it a year or so and he could be special.

Projected Round: Second

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