Luke Joeckel NFL Draft Profile

Luke Joeckel, Junior, OT, Texas A&M



Joeckel is a prototypical left tackle in the NFL. He has tremendous size, standing 6’6 and weighing 310 pounds. He has been an effective lineman since the day he stepped foot in College Station, Texas. He started as a freshman and has only improved. The recipient of the Outland Trophy (given to the best collegiate offensive lineman) plays with great footwork and technique, possesses a great work ethic, has excellent game film, and is a proven starter.


Final Projection:

There have been some rumbling that Joeckel could be the number one overall selection. The fact that this draft class lacks an elite signal caller who is a surefire first overall selection and the importance of protecting the quarterback’s blind side in a pass happy league makes Jockel a strong possibility to hear his name first come April. He has the same build and credentials of former Big Ten tackles, Jake Long and Joe Thomas, which only helps build his case. Many people view Joeckel as a “safe” pick, a plus pass protector and adequate run blocker. He is a sure-fire top five prospect.

4/11/2013 Update by Joel Welser:

The fact that Joeckel is considered a safe pick has hurt his stock in some circles. Many view fellow offensive tackle Eric Fisher as the best lineman in the draft due to his potential. However, Joeckel is ready to play in the NFL from day one. If the Chiefs do opt to take Fisher over Joeckel, somebody a few picks down the line is going to get a great blindside protector for years to come.


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