Originally written on CJ Sports NFL Talk  |  Last updated 10/15/14
#76 Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M Height:6'0 Weight:310 Luke Joeckel heads into his Junior year having already started 26 games (every game since being a true freshman in 2010). He was selected First-Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press for his efforts in the 2011 season. Joeckel heads into the 2012 campaign on many preseason All-American list and looks to have an All-American caliber year as the Aggies compete in the SEC. PROS: Joeckel has long and lean frame which will allow him to put on more muscle. Displays good athleticism and quickness off the ball, moves in an explosive manner. Reaches and Hooks defenders pretty easily. Takes good angles when climbing to the next level of defenders and does a nice job finishing at the next level. Consistently plays with a good base and good knee bend. Shows good hand placement by latching on to defenders which allows him to control them. Does a good job of using his long reach not allowing defenders to get in to his frame. Looks very comfortable in pass-protection. Looks very natural kick sliding. Delivers a good blow with his punch in pass-protection. Shows he can take away the inside from defenders with a solid inside hand and post-foot.  CONS: Needs to add bulk and upper body strength. I wanna see more of a mean streak out of Joeckel on film. At times feet get crossed up, would like to see better balance shown. Needs to be more physical at the point of attack in the run-game when delivering a blow. Needs to improve the consistency of his pass sets, at times he under sets which allows defenders to turn the corner on him (vs. Oklahoma State he under set and gave up a costly sack in the 4th quarter).  NOTES: Luke Joeckel is a very steady and solid player with a lot of game experience already and will continue to get better. Joeckel will be tested every week in the SEC.  Teamed up with Right Tackle, Jake Matthews, Joeckel and Matthews will combine to be one of the top Offensive Tackle tandems in college football. With a good season, Joeckel will be amongst the top 5 tackles heading into the 2013 draft if he chooses to fore go his senior year. Related articles
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