NFL Draft Odds Have Cole Kmet Favored to Be First Tight End Selected

Max Staley
Cole Kmet is the favorite to be the first tight end selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Cole Kmet is the favorite to be the first tight end selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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While this year's 2020 NFL Draft has been noted for its robust crop of wide receivers, quarterbacks and offensive linemen, tight end does not seem to be its strongest position. However, even in a relatively down year for the position, Cole Kmet has still risen as the TE prospect atop most boards.

Odds to Be First TE Drafted 2020

In fact, Kmet's currently favored (-190) to be the first tight end selected in this April's draft, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Coming off the most productive season of his career, Kmet looks like a solid prospect. He racked up 43 receptions for 515 yards and 6 receiving TDs through 10 games as a junior last season.

Kmet has also built a pretty solid lead over the rest of the field. Dayton's Adam Trautman has the second-best odds at +550, Purdue's Brycen Hopkins is in third at +750 and LSU's Thaddeus Moss checks in with the fourth-best odds at +900. Missouri's Albert Okwuegbunam rounds out the rest of the top five at +1000.

Interestingly, though, the over/under for Kmet's draft position has been set at 48.5, which suggests that it doesn't look like Kmet, or any tight end, will be selected in the first round.

Of course, we're still about a month away from the 2020 NFL Draft, and these odds will surely continue to shift as the offseason progresses.


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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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