Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Born: 11/6/1991 Arlington, Texas Years in College: 3
Height: 6’6″ Weight: 310lbs
Overview: Joeckel has an incredible work ethic and experience, earning the starting LOT job as a true Freshman. He has near perfect fundamentals and is very disciplined. His athleticism has peaked the interests of scouts as the combination of a relatively lean, muscular, build and quick feet. Much of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manzeil’s success can be attributed to Joeckel’s superb blocking.
- 40 Yard Dash: 5.30 seconds
- Bench Press: 27 reps
- Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches
- Broad Jump: 106.0 inches
- 3 Cone Drill: 7.4 seconds
- 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.68 seconds
Projected Team and Round: With the combine still to come, it remains unclear what the Kansas City Chiefs are going to do with their number one pick. Joeckel is a sure Top-5 selection, but the question remains if KC will take him at number one. They need the help in pass protection, giving up 40 sacks in 2012. Their recent acquisition of former 49ers QB Alex Smith indicates that they’re focused on putting points on the board. I’d be surprised if they didn’t take Joeckel at this point. Smith will need a pass protector he can rely on f he’s going to resurrect the Chiefs’ offense. Unless KC wants to vastly improve their defensive line, I say Joeckel will be the first pick. If he falls, the Philadelphia Eagles will take him #4 overall.