Cole Kmet NFL Draft Expert Predictions

Max Staley
Cole Kmet will likely be the first tight end selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Cole Kmet will likely be the first tight end selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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With the wide receiver group grabbing most of the attention, the crop of tight ends in the 2020 NFL Draft seems to be getting overshadowed. That doesn't mean it's not a talented one, though, and Notre Dame's Cole Kmet is the crown jewel of this year's class.

Coming off a 515-yard, 6-touchdown campaign, there should be plenty of teams vying for Kmet's services this year. With that in mind, let's take a look at some expert predictions for Kmet's landing spot come draft day.

Cole Kmet NFL Draft Projection 2020

Bleacher Report
Matt Miller, of Bleacher Report, projects that Kmet will come of the board in the mid-second round, predicting he lands with the Chicago Bears at No. 50 overall.

Walter Football
Walter Cherepinsky, of Walter Football, has Kmet going a bit later, to the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 75 pick in the third round.

CBS Sports
Ryan Wilson, of CBS Sports, is in agreement with Cherepinsky here, predicting the Colts grab Kmet at No. 75 overall.

ESPN
Mel Kiper, of ESPN, also has Kmet going to the Bears, but he predicts Chicago grabs him a bit earlier, at No. 43 overall. Todd McShay is on the Kmet-to-Indianapolis train as well, but he expects that to happen in Round 2 (No. 44 overall).

Cole Kmet NFL Draft Expert Prediction

Second Round:
- Chicago Bears (No. 43)
- Indianapolis Colts (No. 44)
- Chicago Bears (No. 50)

Third Round:
- Indianapolis Colts (No. 75)
- Indianapolis Colts (No. 75)

While Kmet's draft projections range from the mid-second round to the mid-third round, all five highlighted experts predict he'll either land in Chicago or Indianapolis.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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