Dotson Locked In, First Pick In Air
March 29, 2013 at 01:28am by Scott • 5 Comments »
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.
“He 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.