The Buccaneers are likely to explore a number of options in the wake of Dotson's injury, but Fragel got the first crack at the right tackle job on Monday and his approach now is to prepare as if he'll be the starter.
"I'm just going to control what I can control," he said. "Moving forward, I'm going to act as if I'm the starting going into Monday, and if that changes, so be it. It's kind of like a dream come true. I get a chance to go out there and what I want to do is make a name for myself. I've got that opportunity.
"It's just an opportunity to get better and finally get a real look out there with everybody, jelling together. It's nice to be a part of it for once."