Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • Golf
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL

2013 NFL Draft: Aggies star left tackle Joeckel to enter draft

By Dane Brugler | Senior Analyst

Texas A&M junior left tackle Luke Joeckel will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

More on NFL Draft
Related links
NFL coverage on the go

Joeckel is the No. 1 offensive tackle and overall prospect in's rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft. He is projected as a top-five overall pick and should be in the mix for the Kansas City Chiefs' selection with the No. 1 overall choice, like in Rob Rang's first-round mock draft.

While Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel receives much of the credit, the Texas A&M offensive line, led by Joeckel at left tackle, was a large part of the Aggies' success in 2012. He started every game on the left side since his true freshman season three years ago and shut down several of the SEC's top pass rushers this past season.

Listed at 6 feet 6 and 310 pounds, Joeckel is the complete package, showing the feet to mirror speed off the edge, the anchor to hold his ground against bull rushers and the power to create room in the run game.

Although he doesn't have quite the same natural tools as Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, who was drafted fourth overall last season, Joeckel is considered the more polished lineman out of the college ranks.

In a draft class that lacks many “elite” prospects, Joeckel might be the closest example for the 2013 NFL Draft.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

September 30, 2014
Ray Lewis was seconds away from becoming a Green Bay Packer (4:39)
1 September 30, 2014
La Canfora on Dennis Allen firing
2 September 30, 2014
Vikings at Packers preview
3 September 30, 2014
Deion Sanders calls 49ers locker room 'toxic'


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now