Kevin Dotson is headed to Los Angeles.
The former Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns star offensive lineman was traded on Sunday from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams sent a 2024 fourth-round draft pick and its 2025 fifth-round draft pick to the Steelers in exchange for Dotson, the Steelers’ 2024 fifth-round draft pick, and the Steelers’ 2025 sixth-round draft pick.
The 26-year-old left guard is coming off a season in which he started all 17 games for the Steelers, including playing all 1,160 offensive snaps. Pro Football Focus gave his a 77.6 pass blocking grade, and he was tied for the fourth-fewest pressures (16) allowed by starting guards.
In the past three seasons, the 6-foot-4, 321-pound Dotson started in 30 of 29 games for the Steelers, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Dotson was an All-American star for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
He started all 14 of the team’s games during the 2019 season and was named a first team All-American by The Associated Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Focus. He became the second player in program hisotry to earn AP All-America honors and first since the late Orlando Thomas did so in 1993 and 1994.
Dotson also earned first team All-Sun Belt Conference honors twice and second team honors once. He was also a three-time all-district selection and earned all-state honors once at Plaquemine High School.