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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  • http://fansided.com Zach

    I wasn’t very impressed with him running his 40, luckily that doesn’t need to be his best skill.

  • Chris Tarrants

    I hope he keeps running with cement shoes on! Get kiper off his nuts so that we can stop talking about drafting this guy

  • Daniel Mayfield

    NO OL WITH THE #1 PICK! It’s just stupid! Besides, they just showed the top 10 40-yard dash and Joeckel’s name isn’t in it. I know that’s not important for OL guys. But still, OL in the #1 pick is crazy.

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      daniel… why is it stupid? All you have done is hurl insults. Care to explain your reasoning?

  • Timothy Dittemore

    LT isn’t a game changer and God knows KC needs one. Look how the dolphins are treating Jake Long 1st overall pick probably top 5 LT in the league and might not even resign him. Come on get a game changer KC.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Well, count him out of that block to free Charles for a TD 40 yards down field. How many times does that come up????

    • Jim Harper

      Now Merlin, you know that if Jamaal is 40 yards down field he does not need a block. He is already gone!