A deeper look at Thompkins 

September, 5, 2013
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.