As Tyler Dunne points out in the Packers blog for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers reached the 90-man limit on their roster Wednesday by signing Brandon Bostick, a tight end out of Newberry College in South Carolina.
The 6'4", 245-pound Bostick participated with the Green Bay Packers in a tryout capacity during the rookie orientation two weeks ago.
His collegiate accolades are impressive: 136 receptions (fourth in school history), 1,935 yards (third) and 19 touchdowns (second). In one game his junior year, he caught 11 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns.
Bostick played his collegiate career as a wide receiver, but Green Bay expects him to transition to tight end and try him out as an oversized wide receiver.
Josh Buchanon, a well respected small-school draft analyst, listed Bostick in his pro hopefuls last year. He mentions Bostick running a “4.5 or better” in the 40-yard dash. If he truly is running in that range with his size, he’ll be someone to watch out for in training camp.
Bostick competed for the South squad at the Players All-Star Classic in January and measured in with an incredibly long 6'9" wingspan. During the game, he recorded two catches for 15 yards while competing against new teammate Marcus Rivers who played for the North squad.
It’s still very unlikely that Bostick sticks around on the roster, but his size and athleticism is intriguing and will force the Packers to give him a hard look.