Realistic draft day trades Steelers should consider
By Andrew Falce
2. The Steelers should try and trade Kevin Dotson
Another potential casualty of the investments along the interior of the offensive line, Kevin Dotson went from the perceived starter to battling for his job, now to an expensive third option over the course of free agency. Nate Herbig wasn’t the nail in the coffin, as he was expected to compete with Dotson for the starting guard spot.
Seumalo is a different story, as it pushes Herbig to the top reserve and Dotson is left not likely to even be active on Sundays. His added cost due to the performance escalator makes him a very easy player to consider trading.
Dotson hasn’t been consistent, but he has been a starter for most of his career and flashes some strong play at times. The issue is that in three seasons, he hasn’t really progressed. For every good play he has, he has two where he looks like a raw rookie still. At this point in his career, he needed to be a more stable player with fewer highs and lows.
His experience and cheap contract (for a starter) should make him a desirable piece for teams that need guard help. Add in the lack of top-quality interior linemen in this draft and Dotson should fetch a decent day-three pick. He has no role on this team, and seeing him get dealt on draft night shouldn’t be surprising.