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.
Thank you to the Atlanta falcons for giving me the opportunity to prove myself once again. Time to eat. #QuietStorm— Tramaine Thompson (@TripleEffinT) May 11, 2014
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.