Jaguars give Luke Joeckel a look at guard during OTAs


The Jaguars signed a free agent left tackle this offseason, then declined to pick up the 2017 option on the former No. 2 overall pick’s contract.

Now, they may be seeing if he can do something else.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Joeckel took snaps at guard during today’s OTAs.

That’s a first for the former No. 2 overall pick, who has yet to live up to his draft-day expectations but has been a serviceable-enough player.

The Jaguars have said they wanted to keep Joeckel around, but weren’t prepared to pay him $11.9 million in 2017.

After they signed former Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum, it’s obvious they’re not convinced he’s a long-term answer at the premium position on the line, and the fact they’re looking at him inside is an interesting experiment during early workouts.

Of course, since it’s the Jaguars, they’re probably just grateful he didn’t suffer a season-ending injury.