Right Tackle: Demar Dotson
This is another position that could be sought after in the 2019 NFL Draft, but strictly for the purposes of being groomed to replace the veteran and long-time Buccaneer Demar Dotson in 2020. With their cap space in a bind, it made financial sense for the Bucs to pick up the 33-year-old’s option for the 2019 season for only around $4 million.
How people believe that Dotson is not a quality starter is an anomaly on par with flat earth truthers. Besides, Dotson might be aging, but is still a reliable starter, and at that cheap of a price, why not squeeze all you can out of the veteran before his contract expires? In fact, Dotson is more than just reliable, coming in as an above average starter according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required) with a score of 67.3.
Dotson signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009 with Tampa Bay and has made a career for himself after transitioning from tight end to tackle. He has since been the starting right tackle since 2012 and looks to be back in that role for his tenth year in the league, and at a high level nonetheless.