Luke Goedeke’s upside is evident as soon as the tape turns on. He has tremendous poise, a strong anchor, and still has a ways to go. While he missed the entire 2020 season with a knee injury, Goedeke showed immense upside in 2021, oftentimes stealing the show while scouts watched Central Michigan for left tackle Bernhard Raimann. While completely overlooked coming out of high school, Goedeke has shown the NFL what they want to see and he isn’t overlooked now.

The Measurables

Luke Goedeke

OT – #67 Central Michigan

HT: 6050
WT: 310
WING: N/A
ARM: N/A
HAND: N/A
DOB: 11/21/????

Year: Redshirt Sophomore
High School: Valders (Whitelaw, WI)
HS Rating: N/A
Phil Steele: N/A

Luke Goedeke Scouting Report

Average speed. Wasn’t used often as a puller, but when he was, he didn’t look special. Shows decent lateral quickness. Very stout lower body, that’s where his real strength is located. At times shows immense brute strength.

Very strong anchor. Settles back into his position very well. Handles rips and other power moves very well. Anchors with a low center of gravity. Strong bend. Oftentimes overwhelmed while trying to recover and loses his feet. Very strong hands – gets a tough grip on people. Tends to be a little bit grabby and can draw holding calls. Strong pass blocker. Has a very solid bend. Fairly consistent in the MAC. Had his struggles with speed on the perimeter but played consistently.

Struggles at times to get moving downhill. Certainly gets low enough, Had his bouts of issues but for the most part, performed well. Struggled with positioning to seal the edge. Played in a pro-style scheme that didn’t ask much of him regarding college-level tricks. Ran slants, regular zone pass sets, and even pro-style RPO schemes. Showed a strong understanding of his assignments. Handed defenders off inside and dealt with stunts well.

What we want to see from Luke Goedeke in Mobile

  • We really want to see more consistency from Goedeke getting downhill as a run blocker and sealing holes. Goedeke has played right tackle his entire college career and hasn’t shown much consistency with winning the positioning battle at the line of scrimmage. We want to see Goedeke just move some edge defenders in Mobile during practice and in the game.

Pre-Senior Bowl projection

The upside that Goedeke shows as a tackle in the NFL is great. He sets with a remarkably low center of gravity despite his 6’5″ frame. That presents strong ability and projects very well. Despite that, you have to wonder where exactly his ceiling is. We don’t think he is a potential top-20 right tackle in the league. He projects best in a zone scheme as a right tackle who can provide valuable depth in case of an injury.

We project Goedeke ending up in the fifth/seventh-round range. He has the potential to start at some point but is still a couple of years away from doing it.

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By John Vogel

NFL Draft Analyst. Dad.

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