Demar Dotson was considered a project when he entered the NFL, after one year of football at Southern Mississippi. Now the player deemed a project is considered a cornerstone of the Buccaneers offensive line. Tampa Bay agreed to terms on a 4-year contract extension with the right tackle in the neighborhood of 6 million dollars over the life of the contract.
Dotson beat out Jeremy Trueblood for the starting right tackle position in week 2 last season. "Dot" as he is called in the locker room was part of an offensive line that ranked third in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed. In total, the fifth year pro has made 38 game appearances, starting in 17 of them.