The Chicago Bears decide to go with offensive help by drafting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet.
The Chicago Bears finally get to choose in the 2020 NFL Draft. At number 43 overall, they select Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet.
The tight end spot was a position of need for the Bears. Despite having nine already on the roster, after Jimmy Graham and Demetrius Harris there isn’t much talent. Also, Kmet is the future starter. Graham probably doesn’t play past 2020 so Kmet will be groomed to start next season.
Of all the tight ends in this draft, Kmet is the most polished. He is a physical player who can make a contested catch and help the quarterback in the red zone. He uses his physicality to do a good job of blocking as well.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said this about Kmet:
He’s still developing and could be a slow starter headed into the league, but he has the talent to eventually become a solid starter as a pass-catching in-line tight end with the ability to mismatch from the slot with his size.
In our article on the top tight ends the Bears should target, we had Kmet as the top one. Read what was said here.
Grade: B Solid pick. Kmet will do well in the NFL. The only problem with this pick is that the Bears could have gotten him at 50.