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Is Kevin Dotson the new face of the Steelers offensive line?

Day 9 of the Steelers Trifecta! Featuring Kevin Dotson, Eric Ebron, and Terrell Edmunds

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Welcome to the Steelers Trifecta! Over the 30 days leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 training camp, we will be highlighting three players every day in order cover the entire 90-man offseason roster. So without further ado, here are today’s three players:


Kevin Dotson

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Offensive Line
Age: 24
Year: 2
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 321
Drafted: Round 4, Pick 135, 2020
College: Louisiana
Roster Outlook: Lock
Analysis:

Despite the rumor of Dotson coming to minicamp not in the best football shape, 2020 film of Kevin Dotson shows he is one of the best young prospects the Steelers have on the offensive line. With the release of David DeCastro, Dotson becomes the Steelers number one returning option as other players in the mix were not on the Steelers in 2020. There is no doubt in Dotson’s roster status for 2021 and the only real question is which guard position he will start at based on who else grabs the other starting role.


Eric Ebron

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Tight End
Age: 28
Year: 8
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 253
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 10, 2014 (Detroit Lions)
College: North Carolina
Roster Outlook: Lock
Analysis:

Playing more snaps on offense in 2020 then he had his entire NFL career, Eric Ebron showed some wear down towards the end of his first season with the Steelers following his injury. Looking to bounce back, and work alongside second-round draft pick Pat Freiermuth, Ebron is not in question of making the roster but only how he will continue to be utilized in the Steelers offense.


Terrell Edmunds

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Safety
Age: 24
Year: 4
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 217
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 28, 2018
College: Virginia Tech
Roster Outlook: Lock
Analysis:

Not only is Terrell Edmunds the Steelers best option at strong safety for 2021, he may be playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder as he was not given the fifth-year option for 2022. Unless something changes between now and the start of the season, Edmunds will be in a contract year and will look to show the Steelers, and the rest of the NFL, what he is capable of bringing to the table.


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