Conventional wisdom says that it takes about 3-4 years for a wide receiver to catch on in the NFL. As Thompson is a TE which is basically a WR/OL hybrid player at it's core I think it's fair to give him as much time as much time as it would to prefect his routes as a WR would. Tell Jared Cook that. Also you do understand that we are a team that is going to live and die with our running game don't you; it seems to me having good run blockers is important. Doyle had so much upside that he went undrafted so I'm going to disagree with you on that count. Thompson is a much better athlete then Doyle is and for all of his upside the FO wanted to keep Quinn Johnson on the roster over Jack Doyle. Now this isn't to say Doyle won't turn out to be a good player but most likely we will be just fine without him. It sucks that we lost him as I wanted us to keep him but the sky isn't falling and it won't be the end of the world.