Bears open draft by taking TE Cole Kmet, CB Jaylon Johnson

Published: Apr. 24, 2020 at 11:34 PM EDT
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The Chicago Bears have taken Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with 43rd overall pick in the NFL draft and Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson at No. 50. The sure-handed, 6-foot-6 Kmet started 11 games as a junior last season after missing the first two because of a broken collarbone. He caught 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns. Johnson fills a void in the secondary, where the Bears were looking to complement Kyle Fuller. A first-team, All Pac-12 selection the past two seasons, he had two interceptions and a team-high 11 pass breakups as a junior last year.