The Jacksonville Jaguars are heading into the NFL offseason with quite a few needs to fill in order to get back into contention in the AFC. One position of need could be tight end. There is an intriguing draft option for them to take a look at with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, with that prospect being Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet.
NFL.com certainly agrees with that idea, as they have projected the Jaguars to take Kmet in their latest mock draft.
Adding the pro-sized, athletic Kmet should aid Nick Foles, Gardner Minshew or whoever is Plan C at quarterback for the Jaguars.
Gardner Minshew and Nick Foles will likely be locked into a heated competition for the starting job. The Jaguars seem likely to go with Minshew, but they need to bring in more talent on the offensive side of the football.
Kmet would be an intriguing fit and would be a major upgrade at tight end. He caught 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns in 2019 with the Fighting Irish.
Standing in at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Kmet would give the Jaguars a much-needed weapon. Minshew and Foles would both be able to come in and utilize the rookie tight end well. Jacksonville should certainly consider bringing him in.
Expect to see the Jaguars make a decision between a couple of different players. Kmet would make a lot of sense and would fill a need. Don’t be surprised if this option ends up being the one that Jacksonville chooses.
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