3 realistic expectations for Jahan Dotson’s rookie season
By Jerry Trotta
2. Get Offensive Rookie of the Year votes
Wherever you get your betting odds, Dotson has been disrespected in the Offensive Rookie of the Year polls. Some sportsbooks have him slated behind Kenneth Walker, James Cook and Malik Willis, each of whom could start the year as backups.
We’re clearly bias towards Dotson, but that’s flat-out ridiculous. That’s not to say Dotson should be the betting favorite. Kenny Pickett, Drake London, Treylon Burks, Garrett Wilson and Christian Watson should all have higher odds. But putting him that low suggests he’s a long shot to even receive on vote.
That’s crazy talk, but we digress. At the end of the day, fans shouldn’t be surprised if Dotson generates some votes.
Unless Pickett wins the Steelers job, it’s a genuine crapshoot in terms of who might take the cake. If the likes of Skyy Moore, Breece Hall, Chris Olave and Jameson Williams all have a chance, then Dotson most definitely does.
If Dotson can squeak into the top four or even finish in the top five of voting, Commanders fans would be over the moon, but even some semblance of respect should be expected by season’s end. Again we’re talking about the No. 16 overall selection and the fifth wideout taken in a stacked class.