A deeper look at Thompkins

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.