Last year, Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel became the second overall pick in the draft, to the Jaguars. This year, there’s a chance the Jaguars could select one of Joeckel’s teammates with the third overall pick in the draft.
And that likely would be fine by Joeckel.
“There’s one thing that no one can really deny with Johnny, is that he can play football,” Joeckel told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt of SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Playing with him, being with him for two years at A&M, he goes out there and he competes and he wants to win. I loved playing with him. . . . I think he’d fit in to any NFL system. He’s a guy that just can play football, he’s an extremely smart guy. He’s a competitor. You know, every single Sunday, he’ll come out there and he wants to win football games. . . . He’s a great teammate and a good friend.”
Maybe they’ll be teammates again in just a few weeks. Manziel’s abilities coupled with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch’s creativity could help a team that is barging its way into relevance become downright fascinating.