DeAndre Thompkins, WR, Penn State #3

5106, 188, 4.44

Notes: Born in Pensacola, FL. Graduated from high school in Hubert, NC. Redshirted as a freshman in 2014. Appeared in 13 games, averaging 7.7 yards on 23 punt returns with a long of 58 yards, had 3 receptions for 33 yards, and 5 rushing attempts for 12 yards and 1 touchdown in 2015. Played in 13 games with 7 starts, caught 27-440-1 (16.3 avg.) with a long of 70 yards in 2016. Played in 13 games with 8 starts, caught 28-443-3 (15.8 avg.) with a long of 70 yards, averaged 13.3 on 24 punt returns, including a 61-yard touchdown, in 2017. Graduated in December 2017 with a degree in psychology and is working on a second degree in criminology. Would like to pursue a career in neuropsychology.

Positives: Excellent hands and concentration. Adjusts to the ball well and makes some outstanding catches. Very good balance and body control. Strong for size. Can compete for the ball. Good quickness and very good speed. Can create separation and get behind defenders downfield and make big plays. Good run-after-the-catch skills. Effective punt returner who is reliable fielding the ball and shows explosive quickness heading directly upfield. Blocks downfield.

Negatives: Average height and overall size. Good but not great production and overall consistency.

Summary: Solid slot receiver and punt returner prospect.

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