All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2021 offseason roster.
69 • Kevin Dotson, second-year guard
6-foot-4, 321 pounds
Acquired: The Steelers drafted Dotson with the 135th pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Last season: Dotson was expected to spend 2020 studying and learning behind starters David DeCastro and Matt Feiler, but injuries to both players thrust the rookie into the spotlight.
Dotson ended up playing in 13 games and making four starts while impressing as a rookie. He was graded by Pro Football Focus as the No. 28 guard in the NFL.
College: Four-year starter at guard for Louisiana after redshirting in 2015. Dotson was a two-time All-Sun Belt selection and a 2019 All-American.
Camp outlook: There is only one player on the Steelers’ offensive line that started more than one game in 2020 at the position he’s going to play in 2021, and that’s Dotson, who will be the nearly unquestioned starter at left guard after DeCastro was released and Feiler left in free agency. Free agent signing Trai Turner will likely supplant DeCastro at right guard.
Future: Dotson’s rookie contract runs through 2023, at which point, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
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