OL Kevin Dotson, Louisiana
Kevin Dotson faces a lot of challenges in getting drafted. For starters, he wasn’t even invited to the combine. At the time, it was unfortunate for Dotson, but he didn’t think too much about it since he would get a chance to show off his skills and boost his draft prospects at Louisiana Football’s Pro Day.
However, with the new reality that is the COVID-19 outbreak, almost all Pro Days were canceled, including Dotson’s. That shouldn’t be what his college legacy ends up being though. At Louisiana, Dotson was the first-ever player from the school to be named to the first-team of the AP All-America team.
Amongst guards, he is the highest graded run-blocker in the class by PFF. He’s so physical at the line. His size allows him to be able to pancake and stop opposing defenders when it comes to the run.
Trai Turner is going to be the starting right guard for the Chargers. He’s a Pro Bowl level talent. Other than him on the depth chart though, Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp are really the only other guards on the roster. They’re both left guards at that. There is currently no other right guard on the team.
Dotson can struggle with the pass rush. He sometimes is also overshadowed by his Louisiana teammate Robert Hunt. But he’s still a quality interior college lineman from a non-power five school, and that is rare.
Per Dotson himself, the Chargers did call him and were going to have a private visit with him prior to the outbreak. It’s a shame that he didn’t get a chance to show off his athleticism at the Combine or his Pro Day, but he’s still a great fifth or sixth round prospect that the Chargers could use to bolster guard depth.