5 things the Steelers need to do with the NFL Draft over
By Andrew Falce
1. Steelers need to begin shopping Kevin Dotson
While he wasn’t a lock to get traded on draft night, I was slightly surprised that Kevin Dotson didn’t get traded on draft night. The fourth-year player has seemingly fallen out of favor with the team given the offseason additions, and he has gone from a middling starter to an expensive backup.
That said, offensive linemen are a scarce resource and Dotson has quite a few starts under his belt and some good play. Inconsistencies besides the point, Dotson will be rostered somewhere this season, it just won’t be Pittsburgh. He should have enough value to be dealt away.
By no means do you have to do whatever it takes to have him traded soon. There is a long offseason program ahead of every team, and injuries will occur. There are still some intriguing names out there that could become serviceable players though, so you don’t want time to ultimately leave you stuck with Dotson.
If you can land a decent day three pick next year for him now, by all means, take it. If not, I can understand playing the waiting game a bit more and see if Dotson’s value naturally increases as players are lost to injury. That said, measures need to be taken so Dotson gets dealt with before the new season begins.
The brunt of the additions are done, but the Steelers still have a lot of work to do with their roster. From filling out the depth chart to moving on from some roster holdovers, there is a lot of work that needs to be done before training camp opens for the team in the Summer.