5 breakout candidates for the Chicago Bears

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3. Cole Kmet may show more value for the Chicago Bears 

Cole Kmet is flying under the radar, and it does make sense with all of the new offensive additions. Beyond adding big names around him, they also added Robert Tonyan, who is a pass-catching tight end as well. Will Tonyan push out Kmet?

That seems unlikely, but it may result in Kmet blocking more in two tight-end sets. Still, when the Chicago Bears run three-wide, which they will do more often, Kmet will be a threat. Chase Claypool is a lateral threat, while Darnell Mooney and DJ Moore stretch the field deep. It could leave soft spots in short to intermediate field areas where Kmet can sit and move the chains.

While it may not show up on the stat sheet, a big step forward as a blocker would also go a long way on this roster.

Fans see Kmet as a fourth-year player who is already the player he will always be. However, he is under 25 years old and nowhere near close to what he is about to be. He is only a few months older than Buffalo Bills rookie Dalton Kincaid. In fact, you can argue that his best five years will be the next five, and his peak will not even be until three or years from now.

Cole Kmet may not break out in terms of becoming the next Rob Gronkowski, but he could end up showing the Chicago Bears a legitimate overall game with sound blocking and an ability to add some dynamism as a pass catcher. That is all the Chicago Bears, and that is all that Kmet will need to start to get talk with the names like Dallas Goedert.