2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Luke Joeckel Runs An Unofficial 5.22 40

The Kansas City Chiefs hold the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and one of the players they could be considering with that pick is Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel.

The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis and the prospects are running through drills. Joeckel and the rest of the offensive lineman are up today and we just got to see him run his first forty.

Speed isn’t everything when it comes to offensive lineman but it is important that the players can move well so that they can get out ahead of running backs to block downfield.

Joeckel’s first attempt was pretty average. Lineman are turning in faster times than ever before these days. While the times are unofficial at the moment, a number of players have turning in sub-five second 40s so far. This is just another reminder that NFL players are bigger and faster than ever before.

Another player Chiefs fans should keep an eye on is tackle Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock thinks Fisher is very close to Joeckel as far as talent goes. If the Chiefs are considering taking a tackle, while Joeckel is the clear favorite, Fisher has to at least be in the conversation.

Are you guys watching the Combine today?

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