After an encouraging rookie season, Bears tight end Cole Kmet is preparing for a possible breakout season in 2021.
And learning from some of the best in the league, including Travis Kelce, George Kittle and Greg Olsen, should only help the young tight end, who already worked closely with one of the best in the game in Jimmy Graham during his rookie season.
Kmet was among a handful of young tight ends who attended the Tight End University summit over the weekend, where he learned from tight ends from across the league, including Kelce, Kittle, and Olsen.
Images have emerged from the weekend, including these photos of Kmet putting a little work on Kittle's complete looks.
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet arrives in the weight room at the summit of Tight End University.
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Kmet has been one of the players Highlights of the offseason show, where he's been assuming a bigger role, particularly as a pass-catching tight end. Graham has seen firsthand how Kmet grew up as a rookie, and his arrow only points upwards.
"He's just a pro, the way he handles himself and the way he works," Graham said. "He's there all the time, getting bigger, getting stronger, completely focused. He never rests on his laurels. He's going to put in 100 percent effort all the time in everything he does. He's just a special kid.
"For him, there's really no ceiling. He can be as good as he wants. I'm excited to be a part of that, help him get there and win some games with him. He has a bright future and It has been special to be able to help him achieve it. "