Trade packages Steelers should explore for Kevin Dotson

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Steelers trade option number 4: Miami Dolphins

Like the 49ers, the Dolphins are also in the win-now camp, and they have assembled an offense and defense that can compete. One of their lone weaknesses is left guard. Liam Eichenberg wasn’t just the worst-graded lineman on the Dolphins roster, he was the 75th-ranked guard according to Pro Football Focus.

They also have a defensive lineman that fits the mold of what the Steelers like and has been an up-and-down player in his own right. Raekwon Davis has been a consistent starter since being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. While he has been serviceable, he hasn’t become an impact playmaker.

The Dolphins flip him and Dotson straight up in this scenario. Dotson gets to resume his role as a right guard, and he gets partnered with former college partner Robert Hunt (who has carved out a much better career to this point). It also gives the Dolphins no major weaknesses on their line.

The Steelers land Davis, who can remain at nose tackle given his experience there. I also think he could be a viable defensive end given his size, so he could bring some versatility to this line. The trade helps both rosters get better for the 2023 season.

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While Dotson has been a starter for the Steelers, the team is ready to go in a different direction. Trading him makes sense, as it gets them some value for their backup and helps their roster get more balanced this season.