A deeper look at Thompkins 

September, 5, 2013
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Rookie Kenbrell Thompkins is slated to start at WR for the New England Patriots when they face the Buffalo Bills in their season opener. It's a pretty stunning accomplishment for a kid who slid under the radar like a mole slides under radar. Thompkins' stats in his two seasons at Cincinnati hardly raised an eyebrow: 44 catches for 536 yards and 2 TDs in '11, 34 catches for 541 yards and 2 TDs in '12. Not surprisingly, he went undrafted before the Pats brought him in as a free agent.

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