Hidden Talent Of Luke Goedeke

May 12th, 2022

Bucs OL Luke Goedeke

A main reason the Bucs liked Central Michigan offensive lineman Luke Goedeke, aside from the fact he can block, is that the second-round draft pick was Ryan Jensen-like ornery in college.

Joe has been hearing through the grapevine that one goal of the Bucs this offseason is to develop a bit more of a bite from their dawgs on offense. Goedeke fit that bill really well. But after a few Zoom calls with Goedeke, offensive line coach Joe Gilbert noticed something quickly.

Goedeke, Gilbert said, is a pretty sharp cookie for a rookie.

“Luke, obviously, I think he has all the intangibles,” Gilbert said. “His retention and the mental part of it is really good. And to me, that is probably the hardest thing for a college guy coming out. How fast can they pick up the system? Because the volume is so much different [in the NFL].

“So far just from his retention, he seems to be pretty good.”

As second-round pick the Bucs traded up to acquire, one would think Goedeke might be the lead dog to replace retired suddenly thin Ali Marpet. No, no, no, Gilbert said. That position is wide open between Aaron Stinnie, Nick Leverett, Robert Hainsey and Goedeke.

“That’s going to be a lot of fun in camp to watch,” Gilbert said of the competition. “What’s better than competition?”

Nothing at all, Coach.

Joe has a hunch the winner of the starting left guard position is either Stinnie or Goedeke.

But Joe also finds it interesting Gilbert didn’t profess any potential difficulty in finding enough practice snaps at left guard for four guys battling for the starting left guard gig, but other Bucs offensive coaches cannot find a way to get Kyle Trask more snaps in practice to maybe win the backup job from Blaine Gabbert as Brady’s heir apparent.

16 Responses to “Hidden Talent Of Luke Goedeke”

  1. WiscoJoe Says:


    Do you have a prediction for the end result of Kyle Trask?

  2. Joe Says:


    Prediction? Unless there is a full change in OC/QB coach it sounds as if Trask is doomed. The Bucs have had the guy for a full year and cannot tell what they have in him? What was he/Bucs assistants doing all last year, having Trask fetch Brady’s water bottle for five months? That right there seems fishy as hell to Joe. When is the last time you heard of a second-round pick in May of his second season where coaches say he has virtually no chance to be a second-stringer aside from injuries?

  3. AlstottUptheGut Says:

    Joe: Christian Hackenburg with the Jets comes to mind.

  4. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Joe, it is very weird and very disappointing. Clyde is definitely playing into the narrative of Trask’s time in high school and college where he sat and sat and sat and when he got his chance he shined. I’m not too worried about it. He soaking everything in. Watching him for two years at Florida, he’s going to be fine and we shouldnt be too worried. I’m sure my fellow Wisconsinite, WiscoJoe will agree with me and say that we are in better shape than the Packers who traded up to draft Jordan Love, who is on his third year behind Rodgers. Waste of several picks there, where we didn’t move at all and picked Trask 64th.

    Yes its suspicious, controversial even based on everything we know about Gabbert, but I don’t think it’s time to panic yet. We still have Brady for a year, if he wasn’t playing and they were saying this about him when Gabbert is the alternative, then I’d be concerned a little bit. Let’s just enjoy the ride and wait and see.

  5. Alanbucsfan Says:

    They will see what Trask can do when/if Brady retires.
    Jimmy G was a 2nd round pick and hardly played until he was traded to 49ers his 4th year.
    We just have to wait and see.

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    Goedeke and Jensen sounds like a lot of unsportsmanlike conduct calls. Loaded at IOL.

  7. D-Rok Says:

    Eeeks Marpet is indeed quite thin for him. He’s done, so let’s not worry whether he’ll come back to Bucs. I wish him well in retirement!!

  8. Casual Observer Says:

    Joe is not too swift with QB predictions. Remember how strongly he predicted that Johnny Manzel would lead the Bucs to the promised land. He repeatedly (dozens of articles) about how terrible the pick of Mike Evans was over Johnny Football. Joe has lots of talents but predicting QB success is not on that list.

  9. GOB Says:

    Butters, you should worry about a second round pick that cant beat out Blane freaking gabbert. This ain’t high school or college. My suspicion is that his entire delivery and mechanics are being rebuilt.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Just had to throw in the comment about Trask reps……changing the article from Goedeke talents to Trask…..


  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I like this pick after learning more about this kid. I asked a friend of mine who is a Central Michigan grad before the Draft about Bernhard Raimann, he said that Goedeke was better.
    I wonder (doubtful, but still wonder) if Ko Kieft could put on an extra 40 or so pounds and play on the O-Line full time…That guy can block!

  12. Joe Says:

    Joe: Christian Hackenburg with the Jets comes to mind.


  13. Leopold Stotch Says:

    GOB: fair point, time will tell. Perhaps I’m too biased to see it…

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Licht is quietly building one of THE Toughest O Lines in Football!
    Both Wirfs and Goedeke were College Wrestlers, and of course Ryan Jensen is an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do!
    And make no mistake, Goedeke will start, take that to the bank.

  15. ClwJB Says:

    I was a skeptic of the small school kids originally, but quickly proved wrong – the new kids tape shows a tough as nails mauler with good balance and leverage

    Having the depth we do at OLine after losing two starters warrants a hat tip to the GM

  16. Guzzie Says:

    Enough with trashing Trask already, Kyle didn’t pick himself in the 2nd, Licht did, not Trasks fault he can’t beat out Gabbert if he’s not even given a chance, Blaine is a 10 year vet with numerous games and practice reps that Kyle hasn’t been exposed to yet, who’s better equipped to take over for a few games a guy with experience or a guy with zero, and some of you feel the need to bury him before he’s given a chance, just stop