3 teams the Jaguars must outbid for OG Kevin Dotson as free agency heats up

• The Jaguars will need to take out their wallet if they want to make a run for OG Kevin Dotson in free agency.

Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams guard Kevin Dotson (69) against the Arizona
Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams guard Kevin Dotson (69) against the Arizona / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars may not make many changes to their offensive line this offseason. Anton Harrison flashed as a rookie and they appear to be comfortable going with Cam Robinson at left tackle in 2024. On the other hand, general manager Trent Baalke told the media he's engaging in contract talks with left guard Ezra Cleveland and his agent. There's also center Luke Fortner, who still hasn't lost the team's support. Having said that, maybe the Jags will move on from veteran Brandon Scherff.

The Jaguars should address the center spot in the free agency or the draft but they could also make upgrades at right guard. While Scherff hasn't been dreadful, his performance hasn't been proportional to the three-year deal worth $49 million he signed in 2022. To his credit, he's made 34 consecutive starts, which is noteworthy when you take into account that he hadn't played a full season since 2016.

Then again, Scherff hasn't been able to recapture his Pro Bowl form in Jacksonville. Moreover, the Jags could free up $9 million in space if they release him. The team's brass could use the savings to take care of other needs in free agency, or they could look for his replacement in free agency. The best guard available in free agency will be Kevin Dotson.

Dotson, a fourth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020, was solid early in his career but he truly hit his stride last year when he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Having given up just 20 total pressures and four sacks, he's slated to be the top offensive guard in free agency.

All things considered, Dotson would be a great upgrade at right guard for the Jaguars. The trouble is that he will have no shortage of suitors in free agency, so they'll have to outbid a handful of teams for his services, including the next three.