• Gene Frenette: Luke Joeckel a natural choice for GM Dave Caldwell

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Apr 26, 2013
    Luke Joeckel left Texas A&M a year early to become the Jacksonville Jaguars ' first pick in the NFL draft at No. 2 overall. “He was hard on us,’’ Joeckel acknowledged. - Slideshow: NFL Draft Party at EverBank Field - Jaguars select offensive tackle Luke Joeckel with No. 2 pick in NFL Draft- Luke Joeckel was No. 1 on Jaguars's board, GM says- Lineman dominate first round of draft- Jags have choice of QBs in second round, if they want one- Jags Fans attend draft, like team's direction - Tons of linemen drafted, but Te'o waits for Day 2 - Dolphins trade up to take pass rusher Dion Jordan - Bucs QB welcomes reinforcements from draft Luke said the rivalry with his twin brother helped fuel his competitive nature. With only one quarterback taken in the first round, Florida State's EJ Manuel, that means several highly-regarded signal callers Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Ryan Nassib, Landry Jones, Mike Glennon are available for the Jaguars to either grab or use as enticements for teams to give them extra draft picks in return.
    • Jaguars introduce first-round pick Luke Joeckel

      Luke Joeckel, the Jaguars’ first-round draft pick, was virtually born to play football. When Joeckel and his twin brother Matt were in Pee Wee football, the family was already watching videotapes of their games. “It seemed normal," said his mother Ree
    • Bruce Matthews on Luke Joeckel

      Luke Joeckel left Texas A&M a year early to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' first pick in the NFL draft at No. 2 overall. The Aggies' other star tackle, Jake Matthews, stayed in college to play another year at Texas A&M. Jake's dad is Bruce Mat…
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    • Jaguars, Caldwell in great position for Round 2

      So far, the NFL draft is working out even better than the Jaguars and general manager Dave Caldwell could have possibly envisioned. Heading into Friday night, the NFL franchise facing the biggest rebuilding job finds itself in position to leverage the f…
    • Caldwell gets OT first, as Smith did

      In 2009, with his first pick as an NFL general manager, Gene Smith selected Eugene Monroe at No. 8 overall. Smith believed the foundation of his Jacksonville Jaguars should start with a cornerstone lineman. Four years later, Smith’s successor, David Cal
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  • The second pick in the NFL draft might pocket more than #1, and other financial oddities

    Plenty of draft observers shook their heads sadly at the sight of Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going to the woebegone Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 2, rather than the on-the-rise Kansas City Chiefs at No. 1. But Joeckel might have as many a…
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  • Jags want to make a deal at top of round two

    So what will the Jaguars do with the first pick in round two? Trade it, if they can. With the first 32 picks already taken, there will be a team that covets a specific player, and that team could offer enough to the Jaguars to get to the top of round tw…

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