Jacksonville Jaguars: Grading the Team's Third Round of 2012 NFL Draft
Admittedly, I am at a loss for words.
The Jaguars must know something we don't know with the selection in the third round of this year's draft.
A punter in the third round.
While this is a rebuilding team that needs offense, field position is also key. And for a team that could be considered a team that needed to draft well throughout the draft, this choice of Bryan Anger out of California just leaves me and probably the majority of the Jaguars' faithful baffled.
According to NFL.com, Anger is "strong-legged and consistent. Anger is one of the few punters teams should consider taking with a late-round pick. He could come into training camp and steal a starting spot from a veteran."
"Late-round pick." Not in the third round.
As part of his strengths, NFL.com's analysis goes on to say:
Anger is very accurate and employs a wide array of styles. He can execute both Aussie and rugby kicks, which will help him pin teams deep. With so many big legs around the league, it is crucial to excel in this area. He can play the ball to either side of the field, is quick and athletic, and has the strength to start in the NFL.
There were plenty of players who the Jaguars could have chosen from, most notably Brandon Thompson, a defensive tackle from Clemson, Chris Rainey, a running back from Florida, or tailback Lamar Miller of Miami.
Jaguars' general manager Gene Smith has been much maligned for taking players from small schools while overlooking BCS school-type talent over the last three seasons. The first two picks looked to be home runs, aces and diamonds. This one will be questioned for some time as well.
Again, maybe the team knows something we don't, and this team needs to control the field and the clock to be effective. But for now, this is a big question mark.
Overall Grade: D
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