Luke Joeckel has signed for the Jacksonville Jaguars, after agreeing a contract worth $21.2 million.
The 21-year-old offensive tackle’s contract will include a $13,799,344 signing on fee due to the limitations of rookie contracts wages.
Joeckel was always expected to be one of the first draft picks after he excelled for Texas A&M University, and the Jaguars were quick to pick him as they look to improve their offense, which allowed 50 sacks last year.
The new signing has, however, been moved to a new position upon his move the Jacksonville.
Joeckel had been used to playing as the left tackle, but has had to switch to the right as the Jaguars are loathed to move experienced campaigner Eugene Monroe from his usual position.
Joeckel has admitted that the switch will take some adapting to, but doesn’t seem overly concerned by it. Speaking to the Jaguar’s official website, he stated: “It was different. My first step wasn’t as quick.
“It will be a work in progress, but I felt pretty good about it today. I can’t rush it.”
The signing of Joeckel leaves the Jaguars with three unassigned picks remaining.
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