Originally written June 24, 2013 on Football Nation:
He did not hold out like last season’s first round pick. He has said the right things, been the good soldier and even changed positions to accommodate a veteran at the left tackle position. Now, all that is left is to see what Luke Joeckel can do to help the Jaguars offensive line.In a story published on sportingnews.com, Joeckel, the second overall pick in this year’s draft, signed a contract over 5 years that will net him, “A a signing bonus near $13.8 million and has a cap number around $3.85 million in his first season.”Not bad for a rookie who was the top overall player listed on many draft boards and for a player who has a chip on his shoulder that he was not the first overall selection of the Draft. That distinction goes to Eric Fisher, another tackle, who was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs.The Jacksonville offensive line and pass coverage was awful last season, allowing Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne to be sacked 50 times between the two of them.The signing of Joeckel doe...
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