PROS: Two-sport athlete who played both football and baseball for the Fighting Irish. Only played baseball for his first season in college where he recorded eight saves as a pitcher. Not much action on the football field before 2019, but has since been placed in a starting role and has thrived as a receiving tight end. Had nine catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in his first start of the season against Georgia.
Kmet's release off the line of scrimmage is smooth. He looks very comfortable getting out of a three point stance in-line and into a route. This makes him a threat as an in-line player who can both block and go out for passes. He has decent hands, but he does let passes come into his chest quite a bit, and sometimes has ball security issues. Knows how to take a hit and hold onto the ball over the middle.
CONS: He's a decent help blocker, but if left alone against box players (meaning defensive linemen and linebackers) they've shown they can shed his blocks pretty easily. If he gets his hands on you and in the right place he can move you when blocking, but you certainly notice Kmet's inexperience in this area, as he is often off target with his hands and thus not very reliable right now.