Jags' Joeckel credits Marrone for improvement

Jags' Joeckel credits Marrone for improvement

Published Jun. 17, 2015 12:21 p.m. ET

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Luke Joeckel enters a pivotal point in his career in 2015. After two underwhelming seasons in Jacksonville, pressure is on the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft to prove he can be a franchise left tackle in the NFL.

As the Jaguars conduct a three-day minicamp this week, Joeckel said he believes he's improved his game during the team's offseason program and credits new offensive line coach Doug Marrone as big reason why. Marrone, who spent the past two seasons as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, joined the Jaguars' coaching staff in January.

“Doug’s done a great job,” Joeckel said, according to the team's official website. “The attention to detail has been huge: ‘In individual (drills) … do it until you do it right.’ That has been a huge thing for me and it’s definitely showing up. That’s exciting. I’m really excited for training camp and this season.” 

The 23-year-old Joeckel said he's put on between 10-15 pounds since the end of last season and plans to use the break before the start of training camp to continue his work in the weight room.

"I’m excited for these five weeks (between the end of minicamp and start of training camp), to get back in the weight room," Joeckel said. "I haven’t lost any weight, but I want to get back focused on that.”

(h/t Jacksonville Jaguars)

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