8. Kevin Dotson, Louisiana
Dotson may be the most underrated offensive lineman in the draft. Dotson did not get a combine or Senior Bowl invite, despite being an All-American, a two-time All-Conference performer, and a four-year starter.
Dotson may be unknown without meeting teams at the combine, but he has 52 games of tape, all starting at right guard, plus the Shine Bowl to point to. At the shrine game, he came in at 6’4″ and 310 pounds, a fine size for a guard.
The issue is he does play like he is a bit bigger, similar to the two mentioned previously. He is a bit stiff on the move, and is much more comfortable anchoring and holding things down as a run blocker. Dotson is also 24 years old, a bit older than your typical prospect.
Dotson is the ultimate trust the tape player, and his age will slide him down, but Ryan Pace should see a mature player with years of right guard experience who could start in the NFL as a rookie. He made our mock draft as a 5th round pick.