Steelers draft superlatives for an intriguing rookie class

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 08: Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva #78 (R) and guard Ramon Foster #73 of the Pittsburgh Steelers sit on the bench during the second half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 08, 2019, in Glendale, Arizona. The Steelers defeated the Cardinals 23-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Most likely to be a teacher

And the winner of the most likely to be a teacher, or the most likely to be the safest pick, is Kevin Dotson.

Imagine a huge man with the strength to throw anyone out of the club (literally, he worked as a bouncer). That is who the Steelers landed when they selected Dotson in the fourth round. Dotson has some issues, but overall his game looks like everything the Steelers could want.

Dotson is an absolute mauler as a run blocker, and that trait should translate over to the pro game. That said, his technique and pass blocking could use some work. He is going to a good spot to develop though. He will likely sit behind some veterans for the first year as he works on completing his game.

He seems destined to be a starter next year after he refines his technique. Even then though, his ceiling isn’t incredibly high. He reminds me of Ramon Foster, and his ceiling is just that. A constant starter who should never be the best player on the line but should never be the worst either. That level of play from a fourth-rounder is the definition of a safe pick.