Cole Kmet NFL Draft Profile

The following is a Cole Kmet NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Notre Dame tight end. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting strengths and weaknesses while looking at his NFL player comparison, projection while providing game clips and any other articles and information about him.

Cole Kmet NFL Draft Profile

Height: 6’5 Weight: 250 School: Notre Dame


  • Above average short area burst to get separation
  • Soft hands that allows him to make easy catches
  • Able to adjust to off target throws
  • Able to occupy defenders as a blocker
  • Plays with good leverage and balance as a blocker
  • Has the leaping ability to go up and make plays at the catch point
  • Prototypical size for an inline tight end
  • Versatility has him lined up in the slot, inline and in the backfield


  • Lacks good breakaway speed and can be caught easily
  • Lacks power to routine control defenders while blocking
  • Only an average athlete
  • Limited route runner who has shown only basic routes


In a day of slot tight ends and ultra athletes playing the position, Notre Dame’s Cole Kmet is a throw back player. Kmet is best served to playing inline in a traditional tight end role but has the ability to be used as a lead blocker and can even be flexed out to the slot from time to time. While Kmet is not an overpowering blocker he plays with good leverage and has the functional strength to occupy defenders or seal them off and let the running back get by. As a pass catcher Kmet uses his short area burst to create some separation at the stem and give the quarterback space to make a throw. Kmet possesses good hands that allow him to make easy catches but does also display the body control to react and go make off target throws outside of his frame.


Because Cole Kmet can do so many things well it makes him attractive to every team and only enhances his chances of going high. While it wouldn’t shock me to see a team take him in the first round, Kmet’s lack of high end physical traits means he is more likely to go on Day 2 of the draft. Look for teams that are more run based to give him a look but keep an eye on the New England Patriots who could be looking for someone like Kmet as they try to fill the shoes of Rob Gronkowski. Kmet may never be the next Gronk or George Kittle but he can

NFL Comparison: Kyle Rudolph


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