New England Patriots Roster Recap: Tight Ends
Jacob Hollister, age 23
Following the 2017 draft, the Patriots signed undrafted twin brothers Jacob and Cody Hollister. Jacob, a tight end, and Cody, a wide receiver.
Hollister played three seasons at Wyoming amassing 75 catches, 1,114 yards, and twelve touchdowns.
Doug Kyed of NESN wrote the following about Hollister:
"“He can play in-line, but he also came out of the backfield, aligned in the slot and was split out wide at Wyoming. His best attribute is his big-play ability. He caught seven of 11 deep targets for 189 yards in 2016”"
Since the draft, the Patriots have released tight ends, Rob Housler and Michael Williams, reducing the crowd at tight end.
While he lacks their experience, Hollister is a better athlete than both Lengel and O’Shaughnessy. It wouldn’t be unlikely if the Patriots sign Hollister to the practice squad as a developable prospect and emergency back-up.
Hollister’s pro day results courtesy of NFL Draft Diamonds