We are rolling along to part 26 of our 90-part series—assuming the roster does not change before we are complete—which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.
Let’s take a look at the fourth-round draft pick offensive lineman
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 321 lbs
Draft: 4th round 135th overall in 2020
2019 stats (Louisiana)
N/A rookie deals are not yet available as Davis has not yet signed his deal with the Steelers
Likelihood of making the roster
Kevin Dotson is going to have room to grow and develop in 2020, and he’ll do it on the Steelers 53-man roster. The mauling guard likely will spend time learning behind the likes of David DeCastro and Stefen Wisniewski before potentially making an impact in 2021, if not sooner due to injury.
Dotson will probably end up getting a start or at the very least some snaps here and there. It’s almost impossible the entire offensive line makes it through the whole season without even a small injury. In the event it does happen, Dotson’s physical skills will see him at least get an opportunity.
Games Played: 4
I’m of the opinion Kevin Dotson will be a staple of the Steelers offensive line for the next decade. He will behind the 8-ball in 2020 as the COID-19 pandemic has cut the rookies field time substantially. I believe he can use 2020 and even 2021 as a pseudo red-shirt/odd start until about 2022 when he breaks through as one of the games top mauling guards. There’s a lot to like about the 2020 Steelers draft class, and Kevin Dotson is a prime example.
Antoine Brooks Jr.