4 Steelers players who could be traded during the 2023 NFL Draft

Pittsburgh Steelers center Mason Cole (61)
Pittsburgh Steelers center Mason Cole (61) / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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1. The Steelers have no use for Kevin Dotson

There have been rumors that the Steelers weren’t pleased with Dotson for a while now. From Trai Turner being signed (rumors claimed the team was interested in him before David DeCasto’s release) to his competition with Green last summer, Dotson has never been a comfortable starter for this offense.

It isn’t that hard to see why, as he has failed to take any significant steps forward since being drafted in the fourth round. Mental mistakes plague him and inconsistent play is almost expected from him. I thought he would at least be competing with a rookie given his contract received an increase this offseason due to his performance escalator, but that doesn’t seem to be the case given the aggressive spending along the interior of the line in free agency.

Dotson is a pricey third-string guard right now with a ton of starting experience. It is safe to say that, outside of Cole, he has the highest trade value on this team right now. For a desperate team, he can be a plug-and-play interior lineman, and if coached up, he can be an adequate starter on a cheap contract.

The Steelers have washed their hands of him. I doubt he makes the current roster given his contract and the depth along the interior of the line. If a needy team comes calling on draft night, the Steelers should be more than willing to move him for a mid-round pick.

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While the Steelers roster isn’t flush with tradeable talent right now, they have some pieces that could be dealt. No, the team won’t trade every name on this list, but circle Dotson on draft night, as he appears to be a likely name that the team could get value from.