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Luke Joeckel should drastically improve Jaguars offensive line


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.

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