Luke Joeckel is not only the best offensive tackle in this class, he may very well be the best player in the draft.
The 6'6", 310-pound junior from Texas A&M is strong and athletic. He is equally effective against speed and power rushers and plays with great technique.
He plays the demanding and highly sought after position of left tackle, although he would be equally dominant on the right side.
At present, he's a better pass-protector than run-blocker, but he should improve in that facet with a true NFL strength program.
Joeckel is the best offensive tackle prospect since Jake Long came out of Michigan in 2008 and was the No. 1 overall pick. He is, by far, the best offensive tackle in this class.
The only real mystery surrounding Joeckel is where he will be selected. The Kansas City Chiefs have the first overall pick and could certainly use a left tackle. Branden Albert is a free agent and while he's an above-average left tackle, he does not possess the elite potential of Joeckel.
If they decide to pass on Joeckel, then he won't fall any further than fourth overall and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles had an awful offensive line last season and Joeckel can step right in and start from day one.
Joeckel has All-Pro potential and whoever drafts him will have a franchise left tackle for the next 10 years. He will most likely start in Week 1 and prove to be an excellent player in no time.
Once he beefs up and improves his run-blocking, there's really no stopping him. In a short time, he could be the best tackle in football.
It may seem like hyperbole, but it's not—Joeckel is the real deal.