Packers: Three offensive players to watch at 2020 NFL Scouting Combine

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3. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Is Cole Kmet a first-rounder? It’s been a debate many draft analysts have had this offseason already, but the combine could give us a better idea of where he’ll be selected.

The need is obvious for the Packers. Despite drafting Jace Sternberger in the third round a year ago, Marcedes Lewis is set to hit free agency and, after another disappointing season, Jimmy Graham could be on his way out.

The Packers need more talented receiving options, whether that’s at wide receiver or tight end. Kmet would be a good addition to Matt LaFleur’s offense. The question this week will be whether he could be a realistic option at No. 30 overall or whether that would be a bit of a reach for the Packers.

Given the fact it can take a few years for tight ends to develop in the NFL, and considering the Packers used a high draft pick at the position a year ago, they may decide to go in another direction with their first selection.

Many analysts view Kmet as an early second-rounder but if he dominates during the on-field workouts at the combine, he could show why he should be taken higher. Kmet is a player to watch this week and a potential option for the Packers at No. 30.