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Luke Joeckel ‘ready to prove Kansas City wrong’

04/26/2013 1:37 PM

05/20/2014 10:43 AM

It appears Luke Joeckel, the Texas A left tackle who was drafted second Thursday night by Jacksonville, won’t forget that the Chiefs passed up the chance to use the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft on him.

“I’m ready to prove Kansas City wrong,” Joeckel told reporters in Jacksonville on Friday according to the Associated Press. The Chiefs used their pick on Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher.

Joeckel sounded even more motivated

in an interview with


“I wanted that first pick but, you know, it didn’t happen. And that definitely puts a chip on my shoulder,” Joeckel told the website Thursday night after he was picked. “I’m ready to go work, I’m ready to go prove myself. It kind of hurts even more that another offensive tackle was taken before me, so I’m ready to go …

“I’ll probably wake up every single day thinking that and when I’m in the weight room …when I’m lifting, when I’m out in the field working, you know, that’s my entire goal. I grew up in a very competitive family, always wanted to be the best. And you know, going behind another guy in my same position is definitely going to push me.”

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