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Texas A&M LT Joeckel to enter draft

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Texas A&M junior left tackle Luke Joeckel will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

Joeckel is the top-ranked offensive tackle and overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. The website's Rob Rang projects Joeckel to be drafted No. 1 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Joeckel started every game on the left side of the line since his first season at Texas A&M. He was responsible for protecting Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel's blind side. He helped keep several of the SEC's top pass rushers at bay this past season.

NFLDraftScout.com wrote that the 6-foot-6, 310-pound Joeckel "is the complete package, showing the feet to mirror speed off the edge, the anchor to hold his ground against bull rushers and the power to create room in the run game."

He is also compared favorably to the Minnesota Vikings' Matt Kalil, who was drafted fourth overall last year.
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