Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 4/16/13
(Photo Courtesy: Azusa Pacific Athletics) When Roger Goodell steps to the podium on April 25 to announce the first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, there’s a good chance he’ll state the name “Luke Joeckel” to millions worldwide tuning in to check out the draft. The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock, and it appears as though they’re set to turn the Texas A&M left tackle into a cornerstone of their offense for years to come. But as folks across the NFL spend the next few weeks beginning to acclimate themselves with Joeckel’s name and game, there is another offensive tackle (ironically also named “Luke”) who has slowly started to create just as much buzz amongst draft circles as well. His name is Luke Marquardt, and if you’ve never heard of the chiseled 6’8 ½, 316 lb. offensive tackle prospect from tiny Azusa Pacific University, you’re not alone. Heck, he was an unknown commodity to most of the NFL as recently as a year ago. Yet as Marquardt gets set to become the first Azusa ...
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