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Jaguars select tackle Luke Joeckel second overall

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The Jaguars secured a promising offensive tackle prospect with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, selecting Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel on Thursday evening.

In his final season as the Aggies’ left tackle in 2012, Joeckel garnered the Outland Trophy, the award given to college football’s top interior lineman. The 6-6, 306-pound Joeckel declared for the draft with one season of eligibility remaining.

It’s unclear whether Joeckel fits at left tackle (currently held down by the capable Eugene Monroe) or at right tackle with Jacksonville. Either way, Joeckel figures as a Day One starter for the Jaguars.

With Joeckel now in the fold, the question becomes how the Jaguars proceed with pick No. 33, the first selection in Round Two. The Jaguars could use more help at defensive end and cornerback, to name two positions. And will they add a quarterback to compete with Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne?

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16 Responses to “Jaguars select tackle Luke Joeckel second overall”
  1. billsncowboys says: Apr 25, 2013 8:25 PM

    Good pick, he easily could’ve gone first overall. Good choice Jags

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 25, 2013 8:29 PM

    The “Baby Boselli”. All right!

  3. 808raiderinparadise says: Apr 25, 2013 8:30 PM

    He now has to protect Blaine Gabberts blindside ….. unfortunately thats the entire secondary …. goodluck.

  4. nonjaghater says: Apr 25, 2013 8:31 PM

    Protect the passer…great pick…very happy

  5. randallflagg52 says: Apr 25, 2013 8:32 PM

    Dumb pick. As Mayock pointed out Monroe is a top 10 LT, so why take Joeckel? Should have gone with a pass rusher.

  6. billyjaguar says: Apr 25, 2013 8:50 PM

    I’m very Luke-warm on this pick.

  7. htowntexan says: Apr 25, 2013 8:54 PM

    As a division foe, I hate to say this, but great pick.

  8. cobibones13 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    randallflagg52 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 8:32 PM
    Dumb pick. As Mayock pointed out Monroe is a top 10 LT, so why take Joeckel? Should have gone with a pass rusher.

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    Monroe isn’t close to an elite LT. I’d say he’s probably more in the 10-15 range of LTs. He’s only the 3rd best LT in the AFC South(behind Duane Brown and Michael Roos).
    He’s in the last year of his contract, and he’ll want something like $10 mil a year or more when he’s only a borderline top 10 at his position(if that).

  9. skns2thend says: Apr 25, 2013 9:14 PM

    No matter who the jags draft and choose, I don’t see them being relevant….EVER!
    HTTR

  10. cheftb says: Apr 25, 2013 9:15 PM

    @thegreatgabbert not saying I dislike the pick but let’s not rush things….once upon a time a second round pick by the name of Mike Pearson from UF was called baby Boselli

  11. fruitcovejag says: Apr 25, 2013 9:19 PM

    Love the pick Jags! Any chance of getting back into the 1st to grab an S?

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 25, 2013 9:31 PM

    Joeckel has accomplished more by the time he turned 21 than any OT since Boselli. Who was also taken 2nd overall. Plus Luke looks like Boselli. Almost spooky.

  13. gojags436 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:47 PM

    Hey randallflagg52 – Mayock DID say Monroe is a top-10 tackle. And Mayock also said he applauds this pick. This kid was THE MOST highly ranked player in this draft. Need meets value = slamdunk!

  14. 904jags says: Apr 25, 2013 9:54 PM

    Have to agree, this is the right pick. Especially with Monroe possibly taking off after this year if he wants too much money. He rated out as the 6th best OT(Monroe). So hopefully this draft is filled with big uglies for the jags.

  15. ddogdaddy says: Apr 25, 2013 10:53 PM

    No doubt in my mind the right pick for a team that needs help everywhere.

  16. hurricane73 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:53 AM

    They had to take Luke.
    In the short term (this year), it will give them two capable tackles vs the OLB/DE tandems the Jags will face against the seahawks, rams, 49ers, titansX2, and texansX2.
    Longer term, it gives them flexibility if they can’t work out a reasonable deal with monroe.

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