NFL Draft 2014: Former K-State WR Tramaine Thompson joins Falcons

Coming down! - Darren Carroll

Double T is packing his bags for Atlanta.

Tramaine Thompson, a 5'8" 168 recevier/returner who came to K-State as a three-star recruit out of Jenks, Oklahoma, has, per his own Twitter account, hooked up with the Atlanta Falcons.

Thompson immediately became a starter as a redshirt freshman in 2010 before missing the second half of the season due to injury. After that, he was a consistent part of the rotation, although behind Chris Harper and Tyler Lockett as a preferred target. He also served as K-State's primary punt returner throughout his career, and would have led the nation in punt return average in 2012 had he had enough returns to qualify; his 23.7 yard average was 10 yards better than anyone else in the Big 12.

In 2013 Thompson tailed off a little statistically, but it was more a function of Lockett emerging as a true star and getting more targets than any failings on Thompson's part. That said, Thompson reeled off a 234-yard all-purpose day against Louisiana-Lafayette, returning the second-half kickoff 94 yards for a score and adding a 79-yard punt return in the same game.

Here's almost six minutes of fan-produced Thompson highlights:

Thompson sports a 4.43 40 and a 35.5" vertical, and doesn't have a terrible case of the dropsies. He's not a true flyer, though, and he's also not a prototypical possession receiver; he doesn't have the size or the hands for the latter. Although an adequate receiver, Thompson's real skillset in the NFL will probably be as a return specialist.

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