The Chicago Bears drafted Cole Kmet. What are the most important stats to know about him adjusting to the NFL.?
With the 43rd overall pick, the Chicago Bears drafted Cole Kmet from Notre Dame. We have known about Matt Nagy and how he loves to use tight ends for a long time, and he thinks that he found a “Y” tight end in Kmet.
Now that Kmet is in the NFL, the question is, what can he bring to the Chicago Bears. Here are the essentials that you need to know about Kmet and his transition to the NFL.
3. Cole Kmet lined up in-line 59%
Cole Kmet has played 1,128 total snaps in his college career, a little over half of what Jaylon Johnson has played. Kmet is less experienced, but they added him because he is the fit for their offense that Matt Nagy has been looking for.
During his Notre Dame career, he spent 59% of those snaps lined up in-line attached to the line of scrimmage, according to PFF. 23% of his snaps were in the slot, and 18% of his snaps he aligned on the outside.
It is likely more coincidence than anything, but looking at the past three seasons for Jimmy Graham, he spent 41% of his snaps in-line, which means 59% of his snaps were elsewhere. He lined up in the slot 42% of the time and 17% out wide.
If Kmet spent 59% of his snaps in-line next year, and Graham spent 41% in-line, they would have at least one tight end attached to the line of scrimmage every snap, and it also would be a similar rate to what they have been seeing. This shows how they are matched together and will complement each other more than push each other out. Matt Nagy views them as two different positions.