2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Luke Goedeke

  • Luke Goedeke, 6-4/318

  • Guard

  • Central Michigan

  • Luke Goedeke Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Thick-bodied guard
  • Decent athlete
  • Has some strength
  • Good height, weight
  • Dependable pass protector
  • Ability to bend
  • Sustains blocks
  • Controls linemen; stalls out defenders
  • Agility
  • Has good technique
  • Quick enough feet
  • Can bend at the knee
  • Fires off the line
  • Intelligent
  • Good at pulling
  • Mauler in the ground game
  • Sustains blocks well
  • Quality anchor
  • Impressive instincts
  • Awareness

  • Weaknesses:
  • Lacks length
  • Will lunge after speed rushers
  • Could struggle to stay at tackle
  • Better fit at guard
  • Durability concerns

  • Summary: There has been a good amount of hype about Central Michigan left tackle Bernhard Raimann, but in speaking with NFL sources, some of them like his teammate Luke Goedeke more. Goedeke redshirted in 2018 before turning in a solid 2019 season at right tackle. He missed the shortened 2020 year with an injury, but played very well in 2021 to close out his collegiate career. Goedeke was knocked out of the Senior Bowl in the first practice with an injury.

    As a run blocker, Goedeke has good technique and strength at the point of attack. He packs a punch and can rock defenders backward with his strength. When Goedeke gets his hands on defenders, he stalls them out and keeps them from making plays by moving them at the point of attack. With his hand placement and technique, Goedeke sustains blocks well and keeps second efforts from happening. The converted tight end has solid mobility and enough athleticism to be movement blocker. Goedeke could be a fit in a zone scheme or power man scheme.

    Goedeke is reliable in pass protection. He has a strong anchor with the ability to sink his weight to stuff bull rushes. Goedeke could stand to continue to improve his feet to mirror speed rushers, and he can get himself in trouble by lunging after fast defenders. With his lack of length, Goedeke would be a better fit moving inside to guard in the NFL.

    Sources think Goedeke would be a solid second-day pick who could be a quality pick in the second or third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He could become a starting guard early in his NFL career and end up having a good career and potentially make some Pro Bowls.

    Player Comparison: Wyatt Teller. Goedeke remains me of Clevland Pro Bowl guard Wyatt Teller. Both are tough, smart, strong, and well-balanced blockers. Teller (6-4, 314) and Goedeke are almost identical in size. In the NFL, Goedeke might not be as good as Teller, but I think he could be a similarly effective guard.


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