Chicago Bears: Predicting how each rookie will contribute in 2020

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Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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Cole Kmet

With their first pick of the draft, the Bears took Cole Kmet in the second round. They badly needed tight end production, and they brought in the best tight end in the class. The Bears brought in Graham as well as Demetrius Harris, which provides a good looking depth chart at tight end. Not to mention the other tight ends on the roster, such as Adam Shaheen, Jesper Horsted, and Ben Braunecker.

Kmet might not start in his first game, but he will be a focal part of the offense. He plays like a vertical threat tight end, who has the ability to get downfield and make linebackers pay for weak coverage. He can also line up as a receiver in the slot. It is also noted that he is a solid blocker and can boost the run game as well.

Although Graham is getting paid like a starter, Kmet can easily win the job by showing off his catching and big-play ability. He has lots of potential, which the comparisons to George Kittle suggest.

Expect Kmet to turn into a reliable red zone target for either Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles. It would not be surprising if he ended up being the second or third most targeted receiver on this team. Also, expect him to earn more playing time as the weeks go by because he will be eager to demonstrate his abilities on a high level.