The Green Bay Packers are entering the offseason with a potential need at the tight end position. Unfortunately, Jimmy Graham is aging quickly and it is becoming apparent that the team may need to move on from him to clear up some cap space. Should they choose to make that move, Green Bay will need to bring in another tight end.
CBS Sports has the answer for the Packers at tight end, as they have Green Bay drafting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Green Bay replaces Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis with Kmet — a young Rob Gronkowski? Kmet excels as an in-line blocker but is also capable of impacting the game through the air.
Jace Sternberger is another name to keep an eye on for the Packers. He was drafted last year and missed the majority of the 2019 season with an injury. Green Bay still could have a lot of interest in Kmet in the first round.
During the 2019 season with the Fighting Irish, Kmet ended up catching 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns.
Standing in at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Kmet would bring great size and athleticism to the Packers’ offense. Aaron Rodgers needs more weapons, and while the Packers would still need to add a wide receiver or two, Kmet would be a good addition as well.
Green Bay could also go a completely different direction with this pick. They have needs on defense and a wide receiver could be an option as well. Kmet would make some sense, but that is just one possibility for Brian Gutekunst and the Packers.