Bryan Anger apparently was angry when I quoted him earlier this week saying he was “pretty much guaranteed” to be drafted.
Well, I did not misquote Mr. Anger — and he was right.
He was picked Friday in the third round, with the 70th overall pick, by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Anger is the first punter taken as early as the third round since 2005, the highest-drafted punter since 1995 and the ninth-highest punter ever drafted into the NFL.
“He’s a difference maker when it comes to punting,’’ Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said of Anger.
Anger will compete with Jags incumbent and fellow Cal alumn Nick Harris, with whom he worked out a couple years back. The Jags obviously expect Anger to win the job or they wouldn’t have picked him, but Anger understands the assignment won’t merely be handed to him.
Not everyone is convinced spending a third-round pick on a punter is a great idea. Check out Gene Frenette’s take on Jacksonville.com.
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