4. Steelers interior offensive line is in need of an upgrade
There’s no doubt that Kevin Dotson looks the part. The barrel-chested offensive guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers has a terrific combination of strength and length for the position. However, mental mistakes have cost the team an arm and a leg at times, as Dotson is the king of missed assignments.
He’s not the only one to blame along the interior offensive line. While James Daniels was a good signing who has the potential to stick around for years, Mason Cole seems much more like a journeyman center who should only be a stop-gap starter for a team in need (much like the Steelers in 2022).
The offensive line is too important to simply settle for less. Dotson turns 27 years old next season, so it’s hard to believe that he’s suddenly going to string it all together and cut out the mental mistakes, while Cole is just an average center on a good day.
I’m not saying that the Steelers must select an interior offensive lineman in the first round of the NFL Draft, but these are two players who would probably be better as high-end backups rather than low-end starters.