TAMPA BAY – Buccaneers GM Jason Licht made as many trades as there were rounds Friday night when he traded with the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the draft.
Per Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud, Licht used the sixth-round pick he gained in Thursday night’s trade with the Jaguars along with the Buccaneers’ 60th overall pick to move up to No. 57 overall.
#Bucs gave up a 6th round pick (180) to the Bills to move three spots to take Goedeke.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) April 30, 2022
Licht then drafted Central Michigan tackle Luke Goedeke. That may sound strange at first considering Goedeke played tackle, but the former Chippewa will compete at guard in the NFL.
It’s the perfect Jason Licht pick. Not only is Goedeke the perfect mold for a Buccaneers offensive lineman, but he’s tough as hell and even labeled himself ‘a glass eater’ during a recent interview.
Full story airing tonight with Valders High grad and NFL Draft prospect Luke Goedeke (@lukethelifter)— Adriana Torres (@TorresAdrianaTV) April 27, 2022
“I’m a straight up glass-eater out there.”
That + much more on our Cover 2 Draft Edition show tonight from 7-8pm on @WBAY pic.twitter.com/nrExlvwSy6
The Buccaneers recently lost Pro Bowl guard Ali Marpet to retirement, but made up for the loss after landing former New England Patriot Shaq Mason in a trade. The other starting guard position was opened up after the Buccaneers lost Alex Cappa to the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency.
Aaron Stinnie, Robert Hainsey, and Nick Leverett were set to compete for Cappa’s former job, but now, Goedeke has entered the chat. It’s pretty much anyone’s guess as to who wins the job, at this point.
Protecting Tom Brady is absolutely paramount and the Buccaneers are making sure that happens with the selection of Goedeke.
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