The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed second-round draft pick guard Luke Goedeke. The 57th overall pick by the Bucs came with a price. The team packaged a sixth-round pick with their second rounder and sent them to Buffalo in order to draft Goedeke.
The Buccaneers start their three-day mandatory mini-camp this Tuesday. They add Goedeke to the list of signed rookie draft picks, joining Rachaad White (3rd), Zyron McCollum (5th), Ko Keft (6th), and Andre Anthony (7th). The Bucs still have yet to come to terms with Logan Hall (2nd), Cade Otton (4th) and Jake Camarda (5th). Expect that to change sooner than later.
Luke Goedeke, A Closer Look
Luke Goedeke, OL, Central Michigan
– Height: 6’5
– Weight: 320
– Arm Length: 33 1/8
In college at Central Michigan, Luke Goedeke played his snaps at tackle, but he will slot in as a guard for the Buccaneers. In 2021, he only allowed 7 pressures and was a monster in the run game. He plays with a low center of gravity and good get off, which will make him a useful run blocker day one. He started his college career as a tight end, so his athleticism won’t be an issue when climbing to the second level and finding work.
Positional versatility is key in a 17-game season, and his ability to play anywhere along the offensive line cannot be understated. Injuries were one of his biggest red flags, as he missed all of 2020 due to a knee injury.
Overall, this is a very good pick, and it’s addressing a position of need. Goedeke comes with a high ceiling and immediately makes the Buccaneers offensive unit better.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) June 6, 2022
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