2017 NFL Draft

Joe Looney, OG

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lake Worth, FL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 309 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Looney was Wake Forest's highest-rated offensive lineman in 2011, grading out at 86 percent for the season and leading the team with 79.5 knockdown blocks.
2010 Season
Started 10 games on the year at left guard, missing two due to an ankle injury.
2009 Season
Started 11 of 12 games at left guard as a sophomore ... Was on the field for 734 snaps, the second-highest amount on the team ... Finished the year with a grade of 83 percent and 64 knockdown blocks ... Graded out second-best on the line at 90% against Stanford ... Led the team with a grade of 84 percent in a win over Elon ... Graded out at 90 percent against Georgia Tech ... Was the team leader with a season-best nine knockdown blocks against Maryland ... Was on the field for a team-high 75 snaps against the Terps ... Also led the team in snaps against Clemson (72) and Miami (80).
2008 Season
Was one of three true freshmen to see action for the Deacons in 2008 and one of only five to start for Jim Grobe at Wake Forest ... Teamed with Andrew Parker as rookie starters in three games during the season (at Miami; vs. Duke; vs. Boston College) ... Saw action as a reserve at left guard in the season opener ... Moved into the starting lineup at left guard against Miami (Oct. 25) and started the final seven games of the season ... Became a starter when center Trey Bailey broke his ankle against Maryland and Russell Nenon moved from left guard to center ... Saw his first collegiate action against Baylor (Aug. 28) and threw a key block on a touchdown run by Brandon Pendergrass ... Was involved in 615 offensive snaps on the season and graded out at 77.4 percent ... Had 55 knockdown blocks, the fourth-highest total on the club ... Played a season-high 75 snaps vs. Duke (Nov. 1) ... Also logged 73 snaps vs. Virginia (Nov. 8) ... Had a season-best 12 knockdown blocks vs. the Cavaliers ... Also had double-figure knockdown blocks against Navy in the EagleBank Bowl with 10.5 ... Graded out at 90 percent against Baylor, his highest grade of the season.
High School
Enrolled at Wake Forest in January of 2008 and participated in spring drills ... Considered one of the top offensive linemen in Florida ... Scout.com called Looney the 21st-best offensive tackle nationally and the No. 66 player coming out of Florida in 2008 ... Rivals.com ranks him 26th among guards and 56th in Florida ... Earned first team all-state honors in Class 6A from the Florida Sports Writers Association ... First team All-Palm Beach County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior after earning second team all-state honors as a junior ... Member of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Super 11 team ... Named the FACA All-District 17 offensive tackle ... Member of Prep Star's All-Southeast Region team ... Invited to the Outback Senior All-Star game for the top seniors in South Florida ... Selected to the Max Emfinger International All-American Bowl Game Classic in Jackson, MS where he was named the offensive line MVP ... Was considered the most dominating offensive lineman in the all-star game ... Four-year starter for Lake Worth for head coach Errick Lowe ... Averaged nearly 10 knockdown blocks per game as a senior ... Helped the Trojans to a 7-4 record in 2007 as Lake Worth finished second in its district.
Son of Marilyn and James Looney ... His father played football at Louisville ... Born Aug. 31, 1990 ... Chose Wake Forest over Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida and West Virginia.

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