2013 NFL Draft Player Prospect Profile: Luke Joeckel
When it comes to protecting great quarterbacks in their college career, no player takes the cake more than Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M.
Here’s an offensive tackle that is arguably the best at his position in this year’s class after spending his career with the Aggies protecting quarterback like Ryan Tannehill and Johnny Manziel–so he’ll certainly be capable of protecting the quarterbacks in the NFL as well. The fact that Joeckel started every game over his last three seasons with the Aggies shows just how valuable he can be to the offensive line and there’s no question he has a bright future in the NFL ahead of him.
Members of the offensive line are always considered some of the most underrated players in the NFL, but Joeckel’s draft stock has proven just how much potential the Texas A&M star really has. Not only will Joeckel make it difficult for just about any defender, but his fundamentals are impressive for an offensive tackle as well.
The potential is certainly there for Joeckel and there’s a reason why he was being scouted by so many teams over the last couple of weeks. Joeckel has already been compared to some of the great recent draft picks at offensive tackle over the last couple of years and it should be interesting to see what type of impact he makes in the NFL during his rookie season.
If Joeckel can live up to the potential–he could quickly emerge into one of the league’s top offensive tackles in no time.
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