The Jacksonville Jaguars kept their second overall pick, as anticipated, and selected Luke Joeckel in the 2013 NFL Draft. Joeckel is a talented player that the Jaguars can use immediately. As the Jags have holes all over their roster, Joeckel is going to immediately fill one of the major gaps. He is expected to play at right tackle while the Jaguars use Eugene Monroe at left tackle during his rookie season.
With Eric Fisher selected first overall by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jacksonville Jaguars had a wide selection of picks to take at number two overall, including Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel, who many anticipated going first overall. Joeckel didn’t have to wait long until the Jaguars called his name as they sent in the pick with a couple minutes left on the clock.
The Jags are playing this a little “safe” in my opinion, but there is no doubt that the Jaguars got an immediate, long-term player who can start for the team for years to come. Joeckel is a major talent but he doesn’t seem like the talent that the Jaguars needed the most. This sets up pick #33 to be a defensive player, but that is for tomorrow.
- Luke N. Sims
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