Seattle O-lineman Joeckel ahead of schedule
- Seahawks OL Luke Joeckel is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from last year’s knee injury. Joeckel played in just four games in 2016, and 39 out of 64 possible in his four years with the Jaguars.
- Though it was his shortest season thus far, Joeckel came away with his highest career grade in 2016. In 221 snaps, he finished with a grade of 68.3.
- Joeckel has steadily improved his run blocking throughout his career. His 2016 run-blocking grade of 82.0 would have ranked 16th had he played enough snaps to qualify.
- Though Joeckel recorded only a 40.4 pass-blocking grade last year, he did manage to rank 17th out of 94 guards in pass-blocking efficiency (minimum 100 pass-block snaps). While the sample size was small, it does show promise in Joeckel’s development as a pass-blocker.