Position: Wide Receiver
Uniform number: 85
How acquired: Signed as rookie free agent in May
Camp outlook: A former junior college player, Thompkins was pretty productive in two years for Cincinnati (78 receptions, 1,077 yards, 4 touchdowns). He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the combine, but put up only eight reps on the bench press. However, he did show solid numbers in the vertical (33 ½) and broad (10-1) jumps. He fits the mold of an outside receiver in the Patriots offense, but he’ll have a tough time with heavy competition.