Jaguars take Arlington’s Joeckel No. 2 overall

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NEW YORK The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night.

Joeckel becomes only the third player from Arlington High School in the NFL, joining kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh and Steve Jackson. Joeckel is the highest-drafted player ever from Arlington, replacing Arlington Sam Houston’s Mark Clayton, who was 22nd overall in 2005.

“It’s the happiest moment in my life,” Joeckel said.

The Kansas City Chiefs used all of their allotted time before selecting offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan with the first overall pick.

Jacksonville followed by selecting Joeckel.

When asked if he was disappointed in not being No. 1, Joeckel said, “No.

Fisher is only the fourth offensive tackle to become the No. 1 overall pick, joining Ron Yary (1968, Minnesota), Orlando Pace (1997. Rams) and Jake Long (2008, Miami).

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