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Dotson Locked In, First Pick In Air

March 29, 2013 at 01:28am by Scott   •  5 Comments »

Huh huh... #69.
Well, it may not be exciting or sexy, but at least the news of the Bucs signing Demar Dotson to a four-year deal is boring as shit.

β€œHe brings incredible work ethic and focus and commitment to get better,’’ Bucs coach Greg Schiano said of Dotson at the NFL owners meetings.

Dotson was already under contract, so this seems like a nod that he is the starter at right tackle for the foreseeable future. I was always torn between Dotson and Jeremy Trueblood for the last couple years. When one would piss me off, I’d scream for the other one, then repeat the process in reverse a week later. Dotson is huge and athletic, but still gets beat. He’s still just in his third year of playing offense, so everyone knew there’d be a learning curve. I guess Schiano saw everything he needed to see to make the decision.

I still think it would be smart to draft some competition for him, but it looks unlikely that that’s going to happen in the first round now. There won’t be a corner or linebacker worth taking at #13. So a defensive tackle, then? Sharrif Floyd (Florida) will be off the board and I don’t know how comfortable I’d be drafting Star Lotulelei with a diagnosed heart condition after Gaines Adams, you know, died. Sheldon Richardson (Missouri) is a 3-technique and the Bucs already have a first-rounder there. Any other DT at #13 is reaching. This could be a case where they really need to trade down or just take the BPA regardless of position. Which opens the door for my homerism and Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee). FAIR WARNING: If he becomes a real possibility, I will be insufferable for the next month.

5 Comments to “Dotson Locked In, First Pick In Air”

cubsandbucsfan

cubsandbucsfan (March 29, 2013 at 04:55pm:

But is Patterson any good? I really just dont get a chance to watch SEC football, and I defer to you as the expert to all things Volunteer. I always like the BPA, primarily since we could have had Adrian Peterson instead of Gaines Adams, regardless of the fact that Cadillac was still in the backfield. I say BPA all the way. If it is Patterson, then great, lets light up the scoreboard and try to hang 50 every Sunday.

Mark S

Mark S (March 30, 2013 at 02:37pm:

Here go the corners. Grimes was signed by Dolphins to $5.5M deal. Really Bucs, you couldn’t have afforded that? Jenkins has offer from Jaguars.

jampersands

jampersands (April 01, 2013 at 06:33pm:

Scott, would you rather have Patterson in the 1st or Hunter in the 2nd?

Scott

Scott (April 02, 2013 at 12:40am:

In this draft? Patterson with a first. Hunter is an excellent receiver, but Patterson is a game changer.

RustyRhino

RustyRhino (April 02, 2013 at 08:18am:

Great job by Dotson! Came in put his nose to the grindstone and worked his arse off to get better. Not yet fully complete in his learning to play RT, glad we have Bostad coaching him up. We have two good S now in Barron & Goldson, something we haven’t really had since Lynch & Jackson. I am not so excited with our corners we can draft some fresh faces, hopefully with some ball skills. I am very excited for the season to get rolling. We won’t yet win our division but I think we will be better than the saints and panthers. Lets go Bucs!

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