Kmet is a one year starter at the University of Notre Dame, or Tight End University as they’ve become over the years. He had solid production, catching 43 passes for 515 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2019.
Athletic Ability: 6.9/10
Kmet has NFL-Caliber athleticism and it shows on tape, often times being able to handle his own against good linebackers and creating space to make the big play. We saw a few times where the play would breakdown, and Kmet had the ability to find the open space and make the play while his quarterback was under pressure.
There’s a lot to like about his physical profile. He’s a big guy at 6’5” and 250 pounds, but needs to improve as a blocker. There were times in 2019 where you’d see him over powered or shed pretty easily. We expect that to improve as it just takes time, practice, and coaching to excel in that area.
He’s got a big wingspan, and you saw that a few times in catching passes away from his body. At the NFL level, you’d expect him to have better quarterback play, and knowing he can make the big catch will be very helpful for him.
YAC (Yards After the Catch): 6.6/10
Kmet can make the big play, but facing NFL talent every Sunday will be a big proving ground to see if he can shed tacklers on a regular basis to move the chains.
Route Running: 6.4/10
Notre Dame often motioned Kmet around the package, and the route tree he had to run was better than some of the other players we’ve evaluated thus far. Moving to the NFL, there’s going to be a lot more asked of him, and we expect him to be able to handle it, but we need to see it to believe it.