Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel Is Considered A Can’t MissBREAKING NEWS, Eagles Draft, News, NFLDraft Monday, February 4th, 2013
The Eagles have made it clear that they plan on drafting the best player available throughout this year’s draft. With that thinking, the Birds may wind up selecting an offensive tackle with that fourth pick because this is a year with a number of very talented young men, who are coming out at that position.
I got the chance to get an upclose look at one of them at the Senior Bow, Central Michigan product Eric Fisher and he was impressive, but the number rated offensive tackle in this draft at the moment, is considered to be Texas A&M junior, Luke Joeckel.
Joeckel is 6’6″ 310 pounds with long arms and quick feet. He embodies what you look for in a first round pick. He has great size, quickness and strength to dominate at the tackle position in the NFL.
He has started as the Aggies left tackle from the first game he played in his freshman year and he’s been consistent and dominant since then. He was the Outland Trophy winner this year as the nation’s best offensive or defensive lineman.
The young man has achieved this status while competing in the nation’s toughest college football conference, the SEC.
“Joeckel has the ability to take away good pass-rushers. There’s very little to not like. He has a ton of experience, starting on the left since his freshman season,” Kiper Jr. said. “He can really drive people in the run game, even if he gets questions on how nasty he is as a finisher. The feeling now is he’s a safe bet to be the first OT taken.”
I know there are no sure things when it comes to drafting, but Joeckel is considered to be about as close as you can get. Chances are he won’t be there when the Birds make their pick at number 4.
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