When a rookie WR gets the praise that Kenbrell Thompkins has received in Training Camp and his first preseason game, you need to take notice. Especially a WR that plays with Tom Brady. The buzz early was with Aaron Dobson, but Thompkins has a great chance to unseat his fellow rookie and start in New England.
According to Evan Silva of Rotoworld, his film study showed Thomkins lining up at all 3 WR positions (X, slot, Z) and knows them all. Silva calls him “a starter” already.
CBS Boston’s Gresh and Zo broke down more film and here is a snippet of what they found: “I was blown away at his ability to adjust,” said Gresh. “He saw what Brady saw, but you and I both talked about it, it was really the (touchdown) to Vereen that this kid — to this point, what they’ve shown — he seems to understand the concept. It was what he didn’t do on the Vereen play that let you know that.”
“On the Veren play, not getting in the way of the fade-route, he ran his route to allow proper spacing to give Brady the window to throw it to where either Vereen catches it or it goes out of bounds,” said Gresh.
Read the whole article here. It’s impressive stuff on the rookie that could be well on his way to being the breakout rookie of 2013.
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