Scratch one more unsigned draft pick off the list.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jaguars have reached agreement on a four-year contract with punter Bryan Anger. Anger was selected with the 70th overall selection, the highest draft position for a punter since Todd Sauerbrun went in the
second round of the 1995 Draft. He should remain in that position for quite a while, unless the Jets decide to add punting to Tim Tebow’s ever-expanding list of special teams duties this season.
Anger’s draft position all but guarantees him the punting job in Jacksonville this season. His record at Cal was sparkling, so there’s plenty of reason to think Anger will thrive as a punter at the professional level. If he doesn’t, you can bet that his name will be mentioned among General Manager Gene Smith’s biggest draft blunders whenever Smith’s run with the Jags comes to an end.
With Anger signed, the Jaguars’ only unsigned pick is wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Blackmon’s DUI arrest has made that negotiation a little bit tougher and there’s an expectation that the deal won’t get done until after Jacksonville starts camp.