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Video: Joeckel at the NFL Combine

247Sports' Steve Halwagen is on the scene at the 2013 NFL Draft Combine. Here's what Luke Joeckel had to say to the media during Thursday's press conference section.

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On playing in the SEC...

"SEC defensive lines are pretty stout, they're the best defensive lines in the country. Going from the Big 12 to the SEC you can tell the difference. You can see it on film, and you can definitely see it playing against it. I think it's a great stepping stone to go to the NFL playing against the type of guys I played against this year."

On playing with Jake Matthews...

"It helps a ton, we came in together in the same class. A lot of me being being a great player is due to him, we compete every single day in the weight room, we lift together, we run, we do all of our drills against each other. He's a really great friend of mine. He's a great lineman. I wish he could have came out this year with me but I'm glad he's going back to help Texas A&M out. He's almost been a brother just because the way we compete on and off the field."

On if he gets tips from Bruce Matthews...

"I'll ask him questions, I'll ask his dad. He's lucky because he's got one of the great offensive linemen of all time as his dad to coach him up any time. I definitely try to take advantage of that."

On potentially being the first overall pick...

"It would be really cool, it would be a dream come true, but the way I'm looking at it, I just want to get there. I'm definitely striving to be the number one pick, going through all of this process and playing last season and all that kind of stuff. My dream is just to play in the NFL, I know being the number one pick, after that it doesn't matter. You have to go prove yourself in the NFL, it's just like college. Being the number one recruit in the country doesn't matter once you step on that campus, it's the same thing. It's cool and it's an honor and everything, but definitely just going to whatever team I go to and proving myself is the biggest thing."

On what it was like blocking for his brother in high school...

"I actually have a good story about that. My junior year, I tell him I was pancaking a guy and Matt was trying to bounce out of the pocket and I pancaked a guy right into Matt's legs. Instead of him yelling at me I was yelling at him 'You gave me a sack, you have to be a better athlete than that.' He never chewed me out for giving up sacks, but I chewed him out for me giving up a sack, that's what our relationship is like."

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