hes a punter, pretty sure he would of been there in the 5th, plus, they could of traded down, picked up a 4th and then used that pick on him
Nah, he's the best punting prospect in the last decade according to scouts and special teams coaches
. He would of been gone in the 4th easy. And yes they could of traded down for him, that would of been ideal but that also takes two to do that. Obviously they had no trading partners, and apparently the GM said they caught wind from the calls they put in to all the teams that people were looking at him late in the 3rd.
Here's the quote from yesterday's "Monday Morning Quaterback" by Peter King on Anger:
Anger, one special teams coach told me this weekend, is one of the best directional punters he's ever seen. "I never get the chance to just kick down the middle of the field,'' he told me. "At Cal, we always wanted to pin the guy in the corner or the sideline. Field position today is so big in football. It's a big deal nobody really focuses on.''
It's still too high to take him tho IMO, 7th pick of the 3rd, but Jags feel his value will outweigh the price of that pick. People say he's the next Ray Guy. Guy was selected in the 1st. John Madden and other Raiders' coaches and players all say Guy was one of the biggest forces behind their Super Bowl runs. He actually won games for them by field position, almost ensuring at least a FG for the offense if they couldn't score a TD, and pinning opposing offenses back near their own end zone.
The Jags took Adam Podlesh in the 4th round 6-7 years ago (he took more money from Chicago in Free Agency last year) and although he struggled early and never turned out to be worth a 4th IMO, he still WON games for Jacksonville. I was AT one of them in Tampa Bay. The Jags were playing with their 3rd string QB Quinn Gray and had a 1 point lead after a Matt Jones (
) one handed TD. The Jags offense got stalled inside their own 20 with 2 minutes left, leaving them to have to punt out of their own end zone. With a normal punt, the Bucs would merely need to get maybe one first down and set up to kick the game winner. Instead Podlesh BOOMS a huge 70 yard punt out of nowhere (he wasn't known for a strong leg, more a directional guy) and suddenly Tampa was back behind it's own 20. They had no chance save for a miracle long catch and they lost the game. Because of a 70 yard punt. I was there, I couldn't believe it but I was jumping up and down for a punt at a football game. I also never expected Jacksonville to win either, I almost didn't go but had already bought tickets before both Leftwich and Garrard got hurt. It was a great game, and a great time, and like I said, I owe the W to a punter