JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With the second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Luke Joeckel, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M.
The Kansas City Chiefs chose Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the first pick. Head coach Gus Bradley says that Joeckel was the number one player on the Jaguars' board.
Bradley also said that there will be an open competition to determine whether Joeckel plays left tackle or right tackle, but he'd prefer to keep Monroe at the left tackle position that he's played in his first four seasons with the Jaguars.
GM Dave Caldwell is very happy with the pick. He cites the fact that the Jaguars gave up the third most sacks in the NFL last season. He said that the addition of Joeckel will help the running game and the passing game succeed.
Joeckel left Texas A&M after his junior season. He won the Outland Trophy this past season while blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
Joeckel is a three-year starter for the Aggies. He has blocked Von Miller and Damontre Moore in practice over the past few years.
When he came to Jacksonville for his initial interview, Caldwell was asked by Shad Khan who he thought the best player in the draft was. Caldwell responded by saying that it's Joeckel.