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Luke Joeckel | Tackle | #76

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 312
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (2) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Jaguars OC Greg Olson said he is "very, very confident" in LG Luke Joeckel.
Joeckel struggled in his switch to left guard late in the preseason, which is not a surprise considering he has struggled throughout his career. Still, the Jaguars will hope he can be a better fit a guard than he was at tackle. The 2013 No. 2 overall pick is in the final year of his rookie deal. Sep 8 - 11:52 AM

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Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell confirmed Luke Joeckel is an option at left guard.

"It’s an option or he wouldn’t have taken snaps there [this spring]," Caldwell said. Joeckel lost his job at left tackle to Kelvin Beachum, and the only opening along the offensive line is at left guard, where Mackenzy Bernadeau took first-team reps at OTAs. In a contract year after the Jags declined his fifth-year option, Joeckel could do a lot for his value if he earned and kept a starting job at guard.
Jul 18 - 11:15 AM

Jaguars OL Luke Joeckel said he plans on "competing" for the left tackle job.

The Jaguars made it fairly clear they are ready to move on from Joeckel after not picking up his fifth-year option and signing Kelvin Beachum, but he is not going to accept his fate lying down. "I’m going in planning on winning the job," Joeckel said. "It all comes down to my play and I know that." Despite the offseason confidence, it would be a surprise if Joeckel opened the season at left tackle.
May 24 - 9:49 AM

Jaguars OT Luke Joeckel "took a few snaps at guard" in Monday's OTAs session.

It's not surprising for the Jags' swing tackle, as left guard might be his most likely path to playing time in 2016. The Jags have waved numerous white flags on the No. 2 overall pick of the 2013 draft. It might not even be a guarantee that he cracks the 53-man roster, though he likely still will. Joeckel doesn't have a nasty disposition, but has always been a better run blocker than pass blocker. Perhaps he'd show improvement on the interior.
May 23 - 1:19 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell insists LT Luke Joeckel remains in the team's long-term plans even though they didn't exercise his fifth-year option.

"(It's) really nothing to do with Luke but more so ... our cap situation," Caldwell claimed. "We have plenty of cap space going into next year. We’ll have more next year than we will this year and we just didn’t need to do it." The reality is, if Joeckel had performed like his draft position dictated, his option would have been picked up in a heartbeat. No longer even the Jags' left tackle following the signing of Kelvin Beachum, Joeckel could be forced to compete for playing time at left guard. Right now, he's a swing tackle.
May 5 - 3:47 PM

The Jaguars declined LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

This was expected after Joeckel struggled mightily his first three seasons, and lost his starting job to free agent pickup Kelvin Beachum. Joeckel has not shown the ability to handle himself in an NFL running game, and has been pulverized in pass protection. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft. The No. 1 pick in that draft -- Chiefs LT Eric Fisher -- has been only slightly better.
May 2 - 4:14 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said he has yet to decide on OT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

"After the draft, I’ll let my mind clear a little bit and talk to Luke a little bit, too," Caldwell said. Joeckel has not done anything on the field to earn the fifth-year tag, and the Jaguars added his likely replacement in Kelvin Beachum. If Caldwell is looking to trade Joeckel, picking up the option could make a deal more difficult. It would be surprising if he decided to activate the fifth year. The deadline to make a decision is May 2.
Apr 18 - 8:04 AM

The Florida Times Union expects the Jaguars to decline LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option because it will make him easier to trade.

Joeckel became expendable when the Jaguars signed Kelvin Beachum to a one-year deal with a four-year option. Joeckel's trade value is at an all-time low, but the Jags will hope to get something for him before he inevitably leaves in free agency. If the Jags were to pick up Joeckel's option, there would be incentive not to play him as his 2017 salary would be fully guaranteed if he got hurt.
Mar 27 - 8:36 AM

The Associated Press' Mark Long reports the Jaguars signed LT Kelvin Beachum to compete with Luke Joeckel.

Joeckel had arguably his worst season in 2015, and simply hasn't progressed since being the No. 2 overall pick of the 2013 draft. Beachum has accomplished much more on an NFL field, but is recovering from a torn ACL. Depending on how the competition goes, Joeckel could ultimately be traded, or Beachum could kick inside to guard.
Mar 15 - 6:22 PM

The Jaguars are still deciding whether to pick up LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

Beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes the Jaguars will wait until after the draft to decide. Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil will be in play for the Jags at pick No. 5, which could make Joeckel expendable. Either way, it doesn't look like Jacksonville is entirely sold on Joeckel. "There was part of the season we really thought he was in a groove and really performed well," said GM Dave Caldwell. "And then there were a couple of games that I know he expected himself to be better." Joeckel is owed just under $3.3 million in the fourth year of his rookie deal.
Feb 28 - 9:05 AM

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (ankle) will play in Sunday’s game against the Colts.

Joeckel missed the last two games, but was removed from the injury report after practicing in full this week. His return is an upgrade in pass protection and to T.J. Yeldon’s matchup. With RG Brandon Linder (shoulder) sidelined, the Jaguars are expected to start rookie A.J. Cann.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Jaguars declared LT Luke Joeckel, RB Denard Robinson, DE Andre Branch, TE Julius Thomas, DT Sen'Derrick Marks, CB Dwayne Gratz, and SS Johnathan Cyprien inactive for Week 3 against the Patriots.

The Jaguars are severely banged up. All seven are injured. Joeckel has an ankle injury, and Sam Young will get another start on Blake Bortles' blind side. Robinson has a sprained knee. Marks is coming back from a torn ACL. Thomas is still out after hand surgery. Cyprien has a calf problem. Branch is battling a knee.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (questionable, ankle) is a game-time decision for Week 2.

Joeckel shed his walking boot Thursday, but didn't practice all this week. He's on the doubtful side of questionable. Sam Young will start if Joeckel is held out.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 06:50:00 PM

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (ankle) shed his walking boot on Thursday.

Jacksonville's O-line fell apart after Joeckel exited last week's game with an ankle injury. Joeckel hasn't returned to practice yet but losing his walking boot is a step in the right direction. Sam Young would start in Joeckel's place if he can't go Sunday against the Dolphins.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (sprained ankle) was spotted on crutches and in a walking boot following the team's Week 1 game against the Panthers.

Joeckel will have an MRI on Sunday. He was hopeful after the game he would be back next week, but the boot is not a great sign. Joeckel was able to briefly play through the injury in the second half, but he was clearly limited. Sam Young was dismantled after replacing Joeckel, giving up two snaps in less than a half of work.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Corey Grant
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Ben Koyack
4Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1Luke Joeckel
2Chris Reed
C1Brandon Linder
2Tyler Shatley
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Jermey Parnell
K1Jason Myers