Cole Kmet
Cole Kmet
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kmet didn't score his first TD at Notre Dame until his junior year, but he finished the 2019 season with 515 yards and six scores, setting up an early declare. His stock rose further after the 2020 Scouting Combine, where Kmet put up a 4.70 40 and 37.5-inch vertical at 6-6, 262, later going 43rd overall to a team that had signed Jimmy Graham a month earlier. The rookie played 70-plus percent of snaps in seven consecutive games to close out last season, but it never led to meaningful receiving output, even when he averaged 6.0 targets Weeks 13-17. Despite the lack of production, it was a respectable showing for a 21-year-old rookie at a position with a steep learning curve. Kmet isn't the most polished receiver, nor the most agile, but he's big and fast, and might be the youngest starting TE in the league. Unfortunately, Kmet's breakout appeal for 2021 takes a big hit if Graham remains on the roster, as the 34-year-old likely would poach some high-value snaps on third downs and in the red zone. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.58 million contract with the Bears in July of 2020.
Praised by Jimmy Graham
TEChicago Bears
July 1, 2021
Teammate Jimmy Graham believes Kmet has a bright future in the NFL, Larry Mayer of the Bears official website reports. "[Kmet]'s just a special kid," Graham said. "For him, there's truly no ceiling. He can be as good as he wants to be."
ANALYSIS
The 34-year-old may be right about Kmet's future, but it'll be tough for the young tight end to make good on his potential if Graham is still on the roster. While some assumed Graham would be released or forced to take a pay cut this offseason, he's currently still under contract with the Bears for a non-guaranteed $7 million base salary. The team has dropped multiple hints about keeping Graham around, potentially relegating Kmet to a timeshare again. The 43rd overall pick from the 2020 NFL Draft played 56.3 percent of Chicago's offensive snaps last season, yet finished with only 28/243/2 on 44 targets. Kmet's upside scenario for 2021 probably requires Graham to be pushed out of the picture somehow.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cole Kmet's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
16.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.45
 
% Team Air Yards
5.9%
 
% Team Targets
7.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.6%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.3
 
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2020
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How often does Cole Kmet run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Cole Kmet and the other tight ends for the Bears are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Cole Kmet
245 routes   44 targets
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% Routes Run
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78%
382 routes   76 targets
88%
40 routes   4 targets
78%
151 routes   22 targets
66%
10 routes   1 target
38%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Cole Kmet Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Cole Kmet's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
262 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Immediately after spending a second-round draft pick on Kmet, making him the first tight end selected this year, GM Ryan Pace noted that Kmet will be the inline (blocking) tight end while Jimmy Graham serves as the receiving option. In any case, tight ends selected after the first round of the NFL Draft very rarely have much fantasy value in their first season, and especially those who are ticketed to be blockers. Of course, the fact that Kmet may be close to a full-time player could lead to him getting a few targets each week, and there's a scenario where he scores a few touchdowns when the Bears are in their goal-line offense. Despite the possibility of the rookie seeing some production, it's very difficult to imagine a scenario in which he's a top-20 tight end option in fantasy leagues this year.
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Quiet in playoff debut
TEChicago Bears
January 10, 2021
Kmet caught three passes for 16 yards in Chicago's 21-9 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round.
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Targeted eight times in defeat
TEChicago Bears
January 3, 2021
Kmet caught seven passes for 41 yards in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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Ready for regular-season finale
TEChicago Bears
January 3, 2021
Kmet (shoulder) is active for Sunday's matchup against Green Bay.
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Questionable for Week 17
TEChicago Bears
Shoulder
January 1, 2021
Kmet (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
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Downgraded to limited
TEChicago Bears
Shoulder
December 31, 2020
Kmet (shoulder) was held to limited participation during Thursday's practice session.
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