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Judging an NFL team's draft in the hours after it's taken place is incredibly stupid. There are a lot of factors that go into the draft in regards to needs, injuries, depth, etc. It's usually best to wait three years after the draft to properly judge it.
It's usually even more egregious for fans to judge, since fans don't have anywhere near the scouting insight or ability to evaluate talent like the professionals do.
However, sometimes there is a draft pick so dumb and insane on the surface that even the most casual fan can criticize it. This is one of those times.
Friday night the Jacksonville Jaguars selected University of California punter Bryan Anger in the third round (70th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
According to ESPN, it's the highest a punter has been drafted since 1995.
Now, Anger was the consensus best punter in the draft, so in terms of drafting punters, they got the best guy. But....the Jaguars still selected a punter in the third round, which is pretty much indefensible.
They were a 5-11 team last season, and while they have improved with FA additions, and with their picks of WR Justin Blackmon and DE Andre Branch, they are still nowhere near good enough to justify drafting a punter that high.
The Jaguars drafting Anger so high is like taking a crappy, run down car and putting gold rims on it. It doesn't make your car any better, it just makes you look like an idiot. One positive thing for the Jaguars: unless quarterback Blaine Gabbert became Tom Brady overnight, they'll need to be using Anger a lot in 2012.
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