NFL mock draft 2013: Rams projected to take Luke Joeckel

Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Rams are desperate for offensive line help, making Luke Joeckel a perfect pick for them.

The St. Louis Rams drafted Sam Bradford number one overall in 2010, but they don't seem to like him much. If they did, they would find him an offensive lineman or two that could keep him from getting pummeled. Maybe in 2013 they will finally do that and do it via the draft, where the latest SB Nation mock draft has the Rams drafting Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel.

Based on our early season evaluation, there is no better offensive tackle prospect in the nation than Joeckel. If he happened to fall wherever the Rams pick, he would be the ideal choice. The Rams' offensive line currently features Wayne Hunter and Barry Richardson. Having even one of the two would be a bad idea. But having both is dangerous to Sam Bradford's health.

At 6'6'', 310 lbs., Joeckel is plenty big enough to play tackle and he has been praised for his amazingly quick feet. After being named honorable mention All-Big 12 as a freshman, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore and shining again this season, Joeckel has proven that he can dominate the college game.

Joeckel's outstanding play and great physical tools has also led to speculation that he will leave College Station after this season and forego his senior season to head to the NFL. If he does, and if the Rams have a chance at him, it seems like a perfect fit.

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