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Notre Dame Coach Compares Cole Kmet To Travis Kelce.

Published April 30, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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"The Chicago Bears surprised some fans when they drafted a tight end with their first pick at the 2020 NFL Draft. At least they drafted the top ranked tight end heading into the draft. Many believe it was a weaker tight crop than usual, but Cole Kmet is still the standout. According to Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly he's more than just a standout, he's a star in the making. «What they're getting is an athletic tight end that is going to impact their offense immediately,» Kelly said. «He's smart. He's got the capabilities to get better and better as he continues to develop. Having a lot of tight ends on your roster is one thing. Having Cole Kmet, well, that's another.
«I've had Travis Kelce (at Cincinnati), Tyler Eifert, Kyle Rudolph, Durham Smythe. I've had a number of tight ends that are doing exceedingly well and have been All-Pros in the NFL. Cole Kmet will be in line with all of those guys.»«This is a full-time job now,» Kelly said. «He doesn't have to worry about academics. He'll be much better at route running, in-line blocking, the technique associated with combination blocks, working with the offensive line — all those areas, he's going to really be able to elevate his technical game.«He's a smart football player. He's an athletic football player. I think the technical things, you'll see great improvement.»Kmet registered 515 yards and six touchdowns last year in 11 games.Are you jumping on the Kmet bandwagon?
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