Like it or not, the Steelers are influenced by ego protectionism. Since they are selling Mason as a "first round value" he won't even have to compete. Even if Dobbs and Jones clearly outplay him, they won't budge, as that would be admitting the "new toy" wasn't a genius pick. And, they will be be slow (but not ironclad) to admit Jones wasn't a wise re-sign. So unless Dobbs just lights it up on an undeniable level, he is odd man out. But he could, we will see.