After months of debate, numerous sources are saying that the Kansas City Chiefs have made up their mind in who they are going to select with the No. 1 overall pick, and that man is left tackle Luke Joeckel of the Texas A&M Aggies. Joeckel is a phenomenal left tackle and has the ideal build at 6-foot-6 and 306 pounds.
Joeckel does a lot of things at an excellent level, and he has the proper knee bend you want to see out of an offensive lineman. He’s extremely light on his feet, and he stood his ground when he played against elite pass rushers. He’s a rare tackle in that he could play in the Zone Blocking Scheme or the traditional man blocking schemes.
In addition, he is one of the biggest reasons why Johnny Manziel won last seasons’ Heisman Trophy.The phrase “can’t-miss” is thrown around far too much when it comes to the NFL Draft, but Joeckel is one of the closest to it if he can stay healthy as he did throughout his college career.
If there’s a knock on his game, it’s that he could bulk up more to help in the run game more and with coach Andy Reid, that shouldn’t be a problem. Furthermore, he sometimes struggles when defensive players go to the inside, but that can also be corrected at the next level.
With Joeckel looking to be selected by the Chiefs, this makes franchised left tackle Branden Albert expendable, and there’s talk he might be dealt sooner than later, maybe even before the draft starts.