Luke Joeckel #76 OT
Height: 6-6 Weight: 306 Age: 22
Born: 11/6/1991 Dallas , TX
College: Texas A&M
Experience: 2nd season
High School: Arlington HS [TX]
Selected By: Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick (Overall): 2 (2)
Early in their careers, A&M right tackle Jake Matthews got more publicity as the son of NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews (and would have been highly valued by NFL scouts had he left school early). However, it was Joeckel who received second-team All-Big 12 honors from league coaches after a strong 2011 season.
He was a consensus high school All-American who sifted through many scholarship offers before deciding attend A&M with Matthews to play for then-head coach Mike Sherman. He started every game at left tackle as a true freshman (something he might not have done at one of those other schools) in 2010, garnering honorable mention All-Big 12 honors while first-round quarterback Ryan Tannehill (selected by Miami, where Sherman is now the offensive coordinator, with the eighth overall pick in 2012) led the team to a bowl appearance.
New Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin took over for former head coach Mike Sherman, and the Aggies (led by Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel) took the SEC by storm. Joeckel had a standout year, as he and Matthews anchored the best offensive line in the country. He earned 1st team All-American and All-SEC honors, and is regarded as the best offensive tackle in the class (and maybe the best prospect overall).
Published: April 17, 2013 at 07:19 p.m.
A look at the college highlights of Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel.
Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.
Watch Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
Published: March 7, 2013 at 07:28 p.m.
Former Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel discusses who his biggest influences are in the NFL.
Published: Feb. 24, 2013 at 04:42 p.m.
Watch Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.