According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was a player that was very impressive during the Patriots’ spring workouts.
It sounds like Thompkins could be a guy that ends up flying under the radar.
A lot can change between now and the end of training camp, but the under-the-radar Patriots offensive player who has arguably built more momentum than any other to this point is rookie free-agent receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. Friday’s release of veteran receiver Donald Jones, who was due a $200,000 reporting bonus, was tied in part to Thompkins’ strong work in the spring, when he was taking first-team repetitions by the end of mandatory minicamp.
There’s no doubt that the Patriots could use a player to step up and play great with Aaron Hernandez gone and Rob Gronkowski recovering from back surgery.
Thompkins recorded 34 receptions, 541 yards and 2 touchdowns last season at the University of Cincinnati.