OK, so the NFL draft itself did not go so well for Brendan Carney. The immediate aftermath certainly did.
Within 5 minutes of being passed over, Carney, a standout punter/kickoff specialist for Syracuse University by way of Malvern Prep, agreed to free-agent terms with the Baltimore Ravens.
The 6-5, 203-pound Carney is Syracuse's all-time leader in punts (265) and yardage (11,279) and his average (42.4) ranks second. His norm for 179 career kickoffs was 64.4.
"The kickoff thing is definitely a plus in trying to make a team," Carney said. "Baltimore carries three guys for punting, kicking and kickoffs, so I'll have a chance to compete for two jobs."