Luke Joeckel should drastically improve Jaguars offensive line

USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Luke Joeckel with the No. 2 overall pick with the idea of going forward with two top tier tackles, even if it meant spending a top draft pick on a position that is traditionally undervalued by most modern NFL franchises. The idea was that giving the quarterback that much more time to throw can potentially make him that much better.

Joeckel should begin right away as the team's starting right tackle, presenting a very likely significant upgrade over what the Jaguars trotted out at the position during the 2012 season. With Guy Whimper now in Pittsburgh and Cameron Bradfield in probably his best spot, as a primary backup swing man, the offensive line can potentially pass protect a quarterback who's had a big issue with pressure early in his career.

The biggest question going forward for Joeckel is how he transitions to the right side of the line having played left tackle during his career at Texas A&M. All accounts so far however through OTAs are that Joeckel is making the transition to the right side just fine however, in large part due to his athleticism and feet.

Keep reading:

Jaguars announce plans for new scoreboards, NFL's largest

Camp Preview: Linebackers

Did the Jaguars improve at LB?

Can Hayes earn starting LB role?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker