With the second pick in the 2013 draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected OT Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M.
Joeckel was widely considered to be the top prospect in the draft and was expected to be selected first by the Kansas City Chiefs up until late Thursday afternoon, when it was reported that the Chiefs might go with OT Eric Fisher instead. For more on Joeckel and how he differs from Fisher, check out this excellent article from Kansascity.com.
Ironically, Joeckel will make more money than Fisher because there’s no state income tax in Florida.
While many have been critical of this pick for the Jags, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Silver, the team is “ecstatic” about selecting Joeckel and had him first on their draft board. When KC selected Fisher, the decision was an easy one.
This is the first time since 1986 that offensive lineman have been selected with the first and second picks. First time in NFL draft history that they have both been offensive tackles.
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Kristine Reese is the NFL editor and lead Jets writer for Aerys Sports. You can follow her on Twitter @KristineReese.