Luke Joeckel "really excited" to join Jacksonville Jaguars

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Offensive tackle Luke Joeckel is looking forward to working with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being drafted by the side in the first round.

Luke Joeckel has said that he is "really excited" to have been chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The offensive tackle had been strongly linked to the Kansas City Chiefs, but was selected by the AFC South side with the second pick of the first round.

The 21-year-old told the team's website: "I'm really excited about getting down to Jacksonville, the weather is great, and that's always a good thing. I'm happy to be in Jacksonville. I'm happy to get down there. I understand now being the number two pick doesn't even matter.

"I'm a very detailed guy and I definitely want to be 100% comfortable by the time I get out there on the field on Sundays. I'm going to get that way because I'm a detailed guy and I'm not going to accept anything else than 100% comfortableness.

"I understand playing at right tackle. [Jaguars tackle] Eugene Monroe is a great player and I'm a guy that just wants to get on the field and wants to help my team. That's how I've always been. I've never not started a football game. I'm trying to get on the field and make my team better."

Joeckel won the Outland Trophy for best college interior lineman in 2012.

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