Demar Dotson – T
Way back in 2009, the Buccaneers signed Demar Dotson as an undrafted free agent. At 6’9” and 315 pounds, it’s a little shocking the Southern Mississippi product wasn’t drafted. Suffice to say, the Buccaneers got themselves a steal.
After starting three games, the Buccaneers re-signed Dotson on a two-year deal. Dotson responded by winning the starting right tackle job, and eventually signed a new four-year contract extension the next season. In 2013, Dotson started all 16 games at right tackle, and 14 in 2014 before switching to left tackle to start the final two in replacement of the disaster that was Anthony Collins.
Injuries would eventually catch up with Dotson, but he did start 15 of 16 games in 2018 and 2019 before signing with the Denver Broncos in 2020, starting eight games. While the gargantuan Dotson has never been a Pro Bowler, the fact that the former undrafted free agent is still in the league at age 35 is a huge accomplishment, just as huge as Dotson himself in fact. It remains to be seen where Dotson ends up, and it wouldn’t be the worst thing for the Buccaneers to bring him back for cheap, veteran depth in all honesty. It’s certainly something to think about.