Luke Goedeke

Luke Goedeke

  • OT Chippewas
  • Senior
  • #--
  • 6'5"
  • 310lbs
  • Prospect
  • Mid-American

Top Traits

Versatility

Versatility

Luke Goedeke

The fact that he has right tackle reps on his resume is valuable and I think for most offenses across the league, he’ll carry some level of appeal as a utility player. I would imagine some teams will fancy him at tackle, others at guard, but between the two he should have a potential home on most rosters. 

Hand Technique

Hand Technique

Luke Goedeke

Playing on the edge, I thought he did a nice job of showing hands and resetting to help force commitment from defenders. He’s active and does well to rework hands when he’s not fit proper; although I do think he can get outreached and that’s a big barrier to winning first contact on the outside at the NFL level.

Lateral Mobility

Lateral Mobility

Luke Goedeke

Above average skills here offer him success and I think he could do quite well against interior DL where he’d be placed less on an island. He’s not the smoothest through the hips as compared to his CMU teammate Bernhard Raimann, but he’s got a good cadence to his feet that allows him to redirect in short spaces as needed. 

Prospect Summary

Central Michigan offensive lineman Luke Goedeke projects as a quality depth option and a possible utility offensive lineman at the next level. A starting right tackle for the Chippewas, Goedeke made a triumphant return from a knee injury that cost him his entire 2020 season—an injury that required surgery. Despite the fact that he’s played right tackle for Central Michigan, I would be more comfortable with him in the pro game serving as an interior offensive lineman. I like his anchor and functional strength, but when he’s playing isolated on the edge his consistency in getting attached on blocks is stressed and I don’t think he has the kind of high-level movement skills to have a lot of success on the perimeter. Goedeke is built like an interior lineman, too. He doesn’t appear to play with a lot of functional length but he’s built dense and has some natural power rolled into his frame to both absorb power rushes or generate push in drive block situations.

Ideal role: Depth option on the interior with the ability to kick outside in an emergency

Scheme tendencies: Ideally in a gap/power-heavy offensive system

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Kyle Crabbs

Games watched: Missouri (2021), LSU (2021), Miami (OH) (2021)

Best Game Studied: Miami (OH) (2021)

Worst Game Studied: LSU (2021)

Competitive Toughness: I definitely appreciate the effort and functional strength that he puts out. He’s pretty persistent from snap to whistle and shows the desired functional strength to absorb rushes or uproot defenders. He’s not a mauler and power isn’t a hallmark trait, but he’ll certainly pass NFL thresholds.

Balance: Reactive quickness and mirror skills aren’t where he’s going to shine, as evidenced in the LSU contest when he struggled at times to mirror and stay attached beyond first contact. I think this can be resolved if you put him inside and ask him to play with bumpers, as he’s a sufficient-level athlete to play outside but could be a bigger asset on the interior.

Anchor Ability: I would classify his functional power as good and that is not a “MAC level of competition” adjusted grade. He’s dense with his build and he plays with good leverage—add in good core and lower-body strength too. Considering he arrived at Central Michigan as a tight end transfer, I’m very encouraged by his strength.

Lateral Mobility: See Above.

Power at POA: There are some nice reps here when he’s tasked with playing forward and driving defenders off the ball. He’s got a bit of nastiness to him and is persistent; if he catches you framed well, he’s likely going to produce a seal for his back.

Hand Technique: See Above.

Football IQ: Goedeke offers just two years of starting experience at tackle after arriving at CMU as a tight end; he transferred in during 2018, started in 2019, missed 2020 with injury, and was back again starting at right tackle in 2021. I’d classify his vision as sufficient, but there were some times where protections were manipulated and he missed an edge defender in favor of squeezing inside for ghost pressure.

Versatility: See Above.

Pass Sets: There have been some times (LSU, Miami-Ohio) where he’s been taken with speed off the edge and has conceded a soft angle to the quarterback. I don’t necessarily believe his foot speed and length are NFL-friendly outside. But in short spaces and in jump set situations, I think he’s got the functional strength and anchor skills to be effective. 

Flexibility: This isn’t a freakish athlete, but then again, he doesn’t need to be. He’s an above average athlete who has enough mobility in the lower half to offer a firm base. His recovery skills and ability to reach and catch at steep angles isn’t a starring trait and as a result, he can get yanked around and lose some of his integrity on block fits.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 72.88/100 (Fourth Round Value)

Crabbs Grade: 70.00/100

Marino Grade: 74.50/100

Sanchez Grade: 70.50/100

Weissman Grade: 76.50/100