Certain names have surfaced in Patriots camp (paging Zach Sudfeld) as to who could be a surprise impact player for the team in 2013.
The tight end from Nevada has got his fair share of time in the New England media, but Mary Paoletti says there is another undrafted free agent who could make waves with the Patriots this year.
"Kenbrell Thompkins, I like this kid a lot, undrafted Cincinnati-product has had a better camp than anyone expected and is clearly one of New England's most reliable receivers," Paoletti said. "So far he sits behind just Danny Amendola and fellow rookie Aaron Dobson on the depth chart, I know it's too early to say what anybody's roles going to be, but Thompkins, I think he looks like a candidate to maybe play a Brandon Lloyd-type role."
It's a bold prediction (even if Lloyd did get cut this spring), to say the least.
Then again, unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to the Patriots receiving corps in 2013.