RTC: Anger makes young stars list

September, 3, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars have one of the best young players in the NFL on their roster, according to The Sporting News.

The publication put together an All-Under 25 team this week and punter Bryan Anger -- who is 24 years old -- was the only Jaguars player that made the list. The second-year pro from California certainly deserves to make the list. He set NFL rookie and team records for gross (47.8 yards) and net (40.8) average and ranked third in the NFL with 40 punts of 50-plus yards last season, including 11 punts of at least 60 yards.

The only other Jaguars player who has an argument for being on the list is receiver Justin Blackmon. The 23-year-old Blackmon set team rookie records with 64 catches and 865 yards last season. He led all rookies in receiving yards and was tied for the lead in receptions. What's holding him back, however, are the three substance-related incidents in less than three years, the last of which has resulted in him being suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season.

Blackmon has the talent to become one of the league's top receivers. If he can keep things together and produce over the final 12 games of the season, it would be a surprise if he's not on the list in 2014.

Here are some other pieces of content from around the web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:

• Defensive tackle Abry Jones has found a home with the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie out of Georgia. He is one of three undrafted free agents that made the Jaguars' roster.

• Here's another AFC South preview, this time from NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

• If you want some entertainment, read John Oehser's O-Zone from Jaguars.com. Just a tip for those considering asking John a question: Spell-check before you hit submit.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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