The draft is officially one week away and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun to prepare for life without Demar Dotson by targeting his heir apparent.
It was a surprise to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick up veteran right tackle Demar Dotson’s team option heading into the 2019 season strapped for cash. However, keeping continuity along the offensive line has been a priority for the front office as they have re-signed left tackle Donovan Smith as well.
However, this is the last season of Dotson’s contract and given that he is 33 years old and entering his 11th year in the league, this is most likely the former undrafted free agent and long time Buc’s last year in Tampa Bay. Heading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers have been active in meeting with offensive tackles and look to be prepping for a life without Dotson.
The draft is vastly approaching, and as the Buccaneers know that they will have to prepare to be without Dotson for the first time in over a decade next year. Here are three offensive tackles that may need a year to sit and be groomed before being thrust into action, but have the physical tools needed to succeed in the NFL.