Originally Posted by Messier
I'm assuming you watched a lot of Joeckel, can I ask why in your opinion he's being overhyped by everyone? I'm not even kidding, because many here hate the thought of Jockel, and at first I thought it was just pro Geno backlash, but it seems people here really think he's mediocre. I guess I want to know if you can think of anyone outside CP that shares that thought, because Joeckel is going to be drafted in the top ten, if not by us, someone will take him. What is every scout, every draftpert, and GM missing. You say he did poorly against better competition. Wouldn't that stick out like a sore thumb in his evaluation?
He fared very well in a lot of matchups. As I said, I think he is a good player...but he got beat a lot in those Alabama and Florida games.
I watched a lot of A&M ball and Joeckel is a good left tackle prospect. He can mirror good pass rushers because he has good feet a d is a natural hip striker and knee bender. If we didn't already have a left tackle and had a quarterback, I wouldn't hesitate to select him or Fisher high in the draft.
That's the problem though, we have a guy with similar (if not superior) tools and has already played at a high level in the NFL.
The first pick in the draft is a guy that needs to impact wins and losses and gives you a cornerstone to build a superbowl team around.
A guy the other team has to gameplan for.
A guy that should be able to win matchups against the premier talents the NFL offers.
Replacing a pro bowl quality left tackle with the first pick in the draft would be completely wasting the selection.