Todd Bowles is conversant in virtually everybody on the Bucs roster having been with the group for 4 years. However yearly there’s turnover, with signings and draft picks that brings in a brand new wave of expertise to Tampa Bay.
With OTAs beginning up this week, there will likely be much more gamers within the facility that Bowles can see up shut. So between the rookie draft class and thrilling gamers equivalent to Russell Gage, Keanu Neal and Logan Ryan – who’s Bowles most trying ahead to watching probably the most?
“I need to see Luke Goedeke,” Bowles stated. “We drafted him. It’ll be a great battle at that guard spot all summer season. Between (Aaron) Stinnie, Luke, (Robert) Hainsey, that’ll be one of many higher positions to look at.”
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Bowles additionally stated Nick Leverett is within the combine for the left guard spot, too.
The additional we get into OTAs and into coaching camp, the higher it is going to be to look at Goedeke. In rookie mini-camp, there are solely so many good gamers out there with most of the contributors being tryout gamers. There’s not plenty of physicality occurring till the pads come on in August, and that’s an enormous a part of Goedeke’s sport.
It’s robust to be a “glass eater” whenever you’re hitting into dummy pads and collaborating in walk-throughs. Quickly sufficient we’ll see why the Bucs traded as much as draft the offensive lineman out of Central Michigan.
The veterans on the offensive line appear to have already taken a liking to Goedeke as Tristan Wirfs and Donovan Smith have reached out to him. Even the just lately retired Ali Marpet gave him a name to provide him some recommendation about taking part in in Tampa Bay.
Bucs OTAs will start on Tuesday, Could 17 and proceed for 3 weeks. Then the obligatory mini-camp will happen the primary week in June.