Beat: Kenbrell Thompkins is the 'MVP of minicamp'

Mass Live - [Full Article]

Nick Underhill of Mass Live: "This one should be prefaced by pointing out that Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins looked ready to take on the world after last year’s minicamp, and then went out and had an ordinary rookie season. So, perhaps it would be wise to remain cautiously optimistic about how good he’s looked this summer. Still, that shouldn’t take away from how well he’s played. I declared him the MVP of minicamp after Wednesday’s practice, and I’m not going to move off that statement. He shined throughout the whole process, and capped things off by making an incredible catch over Brandon Browner on a fade to the left corner of the end zone. Then, just to make sure everyone was paying attention, he made a difficult back-shoulder catch on the sidelines. If he can build on his early progress and continue to clean up some of his bad habits, Thompkins might be a candidate to make the leap in his second season."

Fantasy Impact: 

Thompkins has shined in the offseason before and is taking advantage of the absence of Brandon LaFell and Aaron Dobson, who are both nursing injuries. There's a long way to go, but whoever gets starter's snaps for the Patriots will be fantasy relevant in 2014.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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