Jason Licht Back At It With His Second-Day Guards

April 29th, 2022

Joe mentioned this on the “Ira Kaufman Podcast” and wrote about it a couple of times.

Jason Licht has a history of hitting home runs drafting guards from small schools in the second day of the draft. He was at it again tonight. He drafted Luke Goedeke from Central Michigan.

Yeah, JoeBucsFan.com draft guru Sean Sullivan even called this — that Licht would draft a second-day small school guard.

Goedeke played at Central Michigan in the MAC.

Here is what Dane Brugler of “The Athletic” in his “The Beast” draft guide has on Giodeke, who Brugler had as his fifth-best guard in the draft.

SUMMARY: A two-year starter at Central Michigan, Goedeke held down the right tackle position in head coach Jim McElwain’s zone-blocking scheme. With very few options out of high school, he bet on himself by playing tight end at the Division III level before transferring up to the MAC and transitioning to the offensive line. Goedeke is a finisher in the run game and does a great job staying connected to blocks with his strong hands and balance through contact. In pass protection, he needs to work on his anchor and reset, but he has an active punch and usually keeps his upper and lower halves on the same page. Overall, Goedeke has only two years of playing experience on the offensive line and it shows at times, but he has outstanding play strength with enough lower body fluidity to stay centered in his blocks. He fits best inside where he has NFL starting potential at guard.

Joe isn’t sure Goedeke will start right away, but he will compete and have a chance to start if he balls out in training camp.

Guess we now know why Aaron Stinnie only got a one-year pact.

Goedeke is a former Central Michigan teammate of Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting.

30 Responses to “Jason Licht Back At It With His Second-Day Guards”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Football is won and lost in the trenches.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. Zzbuc Says:

    Joe, am I wrong or this Player had knee problems ?

  3. Austin Says:

    Didn’t give up a sack last year as a tackle on am island…. Now he’s inside between Jensen and Wirfs??? GTFOH… Tom won’t get breathed on next year

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m certainly not about to question Licht and his staff on their ability to scout offensive lineman. Given Lichts hit rate on taking offensive lineman in the 2nd round, I would have no problem with picking one every year.

  5. Mike Says:

    Seems like someone that they could have drafted at 60, not sure why the trade up.

  6. #8 Says:

    Tb12 needs a new td target. Biggest te ever.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    Cappa had to sit in a year, mainly because he wasn’t very strong (his workout numbers were terrible) – he had to build up his strength before he could be counted on, then had one of the worst preseasons I’ve ever seen. Then, magically, he was fine.

    If this guy is physically ready, then maybe he plays right away. But I don’t think he’ll need to.

    I’m sort of surprised they took anyone, I thought for sure Licht would think Hainsey could win that guard job. But in any case, you can’t have too many offensive lineman, and while he will be a guard, lets keep in mind that Donovan Smith is an expensive player. With Hainsey and this guy, both former tackles, makes you wonder if they flip Wirfs to LT, maybe use one of those guys as a RT. Would be post Brady so likely the team will stink, so it wouldn’t be so mission critical.

  8. Bucamania Says:

    There goes James Cook. Brady coulda used him.

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    He would have been drafted higher, but injuries prevented him from playing in the Senior Bowl!
    I am happy Licht moved up because several teams were looking at him very closely, having brought him in for visits, etc, etc.
    He has even played Tackle, though his arms are too short to be a Tackle in the NFL.

  10. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Love this. Bet Kyle Trask does too

  11. steele Says:

    Don’t mind Goedeke, he’s mean and he should be good. However, I don’t like that they traded up and passed on many great talents on the board that I would rather see taken at this spot.

    I feel the same about Logan Hall. Good prospect, but preferred others. Hall is a tall tweener DE/DT, who plays mostly DT, 5 tech. He is not an edge, although he has versatility. Still raw like JTS, needs to get lower, but good hand technique,good swim moves, good power, shows pass rush talent, an Aaron Donald type inside pass rusher. Explosive, good fighter in small space.

    I would have preferred a pure edge DE or OLB pass rush terror, or a shutdown corner or safety. Maybe there’s still room for that lower down.

  12. FrankPillow Says:

    Nothing wrong with solidifying the trenches.

  13. DBS Says:

    They sat on their hands last night and missed Johnson. They wanted him so they must have known someone else did too.

  14. Pewter Power Says:

    So much for the Brady needs help talk. This dude is a run blocker, no one takes about his pass blocking which is what Brady needs. Bucs talked about needing more speed after the season, where is it?

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    Isn’t Mason at RG??? Idiots on draft tv don’t know. I don’t know if there is the worst annual TV program.

  16. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    I was happy until I saw He missed all of 2020 because of a torn ACL. He also suffered a hamstring injury at the Senior Bowl that limited him at the NFL combine. I guess Stinnie and the dude from Notre Dame arent very impressive, but we could have gotten this guy in the 3rd or 4th, but would have loved to have seen Booth because he would finally end the curse of having the softest corners in the league and not sure what Hall will be ( a rotational player ?) but would have been nice to get a solid LB because White didn’t have a very good season and we all know this is LVDs last year and hope he can give us one solid year before becoming a FA. Not sure why Dean is falling, but please make my night and draft Harris or Robinson Jr from Bama !! Please Jason, but Go Bucs and time to get DRUNK

  17. BUCman Says:

    Draft grade so far……. F

  18. Buc4evr Says:

    Wow, they could have had Faalele who was rated higher and converted him to guard and they got this guy. Guess he can play TE like in HS.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Mike Says:
    “Seems like someone that they could have drafted at 60, not sure why the trade up.”

    Because another team was about to take him.

  20. steele Says:

    Yes, Mason is RG, but who knows how this OL will shake out. Goedeke played RT but projects as a G, but where? Good solid pick, mean dude.

    But…both he and Logan Hall need development, and are not instant impact. JTS types that flash but need a year or two. They passed up a number of guys with (what look like) more impact. Let’s hope their scouting has inside scoop over all of the layperson resources that we’re looking at.

  21. steele Says:

    From here on, I have concerns with every pick that doesn’t go for defense. Absolutely must stockpile D! D is the key to a SB.

  22. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Anyone notice the ESPN Wanks haven’t said one thing solid after we pick ? I realize the draft is a crapshoot, but still shocked they passed on Booth and are going to go with injury prone SMB and other no name softies that get burnt at the line ?? Also I think C Davis wasn’t worth the extension in my opinion, but what do I know and thankfully the Jack is kicking in .. let’s get a kicker or punter next

  23. Bird Says:

    Guard did go at what next pick so whatever

    Corner and tight end to go

  24. Buc4evr Says:

    Need a CB and a Safety.

  25. Bucamania Says:

    He’ll be 24 in November. Was a projected 3rd or 4th round pick but was on the rise.

  26. sasquatch Says:

    There was no reason to draft a guard this year unless it was to come in and start immediately. We already have enough guys “competing” for LG. If he was just going to be a backup, it’s a wasted pick. They will have him starting from day 1. Mark it down.

  27. Craig Says:

    I’m happy, they bulked up the D-line and the O-line, the rest is gravy.

    WR, CB, whatever the proof is in the line depth and Licht seems to agree.

  28. August 1976 Buc Says:

    lol J Licht knows you build from the inside out. First picks in the trenches. NOT a wasted pick. You think they draft a guard if the are settled with what they have. No, and they see the guys they have had everyday in camp and throughout last the season. The Bucs were exposed by the Rams 2 times last year, and the Saints in the 2nd game, and the Wash game. You better be strong in the trenches or get beat. Pretty simple. 4 losses last year were directly related to weak offensive line play. Yes they are decent, but decent = 4 losses.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  29. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs could use a few 80+ yard punts. Arizona punter.

  30. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Guys on here are so funny. Stinnie is and should be nothing more than a backup. They drafted this guy to start and make sure Brady survives this final season. Guys acting like WRs and corners should be taken right away when we had GLARING hole at guard. If there is a weak spot on that line it’s probably curtains for Brady at some point during the season. They had to draft a guard early with plans to start him. Depth doesn’t mean much if none of the guys on the roster are not very good and should only be used rotationally. DT and guard were our biggest needs going into the draft and Licht knew this. Guys like MadMax were crazy to think we would even consider a WR in the first.