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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Zach Frazier (OC – West Virginia)

2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Zach Frazier (OC – West Virginia)

FantasyPros will be taking a look at early NFL Draft scouting reports before the Combine in March. Here’s a look at Florida State cornerback Zach Frazier.

2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Zach Frazier

Zach Frazier (OC – West Virginia)

6’3″ – 310 lbs.

Background:

Three-star, 277-pound recruit from the class of 2020. Played left guard his first year at West Virginia, allowing one sack, then took over the starting center job and has held the position for the past three years. Allowed one sack in 2021, three in 2022 and none in 2023.

Positives:

Four-year starter with experience at both center and guard. Thickly-built player with solid functional strength and a maxed-out frame. The team asked him to execute some difficult assignments and shows above-average short-area quickness to execute. Was asked to climb on a regular basis and avoids overcommitting when working in space. Short-area quickness is good enough to pull to either side of the line, and was asked to do it pretty regularly. Shows a strong understanding of positioning. Work rate is very good, with active feet after engaging. Drops an early anchor against power in the passing game with good knee-bend and a wide base. Good awareness and decision-making to engage or pass off. Good placement on his punch. Active with his hands to reset, showing good accuracy. Keeps his head on a swivel in pass pro. Works hard to get out and line up opponents in the screen game. Was asked to pull and deal with edge rushers on some passing reps.

Negatives:

Length seems average at best. Somewhat susceptible to penetration from quick, one-gap under tackles. Doesn’t fire out quite as low as you’d like. Wouldn’t describe him as a true mauler in a phone booth. Not the most flexible or agile interior lineman. Some waist-bending and balance issues on tape crop up as he tries to reach defender; can struggle to successfully engage opponents in space. Ability to sustain his blocks is closer to average. Falls off blocks to the side. Struggles to get going again once he sets his feet in pass protection. Has averaged over four penalties per season.

Summary:

One of the better interior linemen in a class that’s relatively light at the top, he is an experienced pivot with a year of experience at guard and a solid combination of bulk, mobility and lower-body strength. May not have elite tools like some of the other linemen in the class, but offers a pretty consistent level of play with the polish you’d expect from a four-year starter. Could slip into the early third day, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if some of the interior linemen got pushed up a bit as teams look to fill needs upfront.

Projection: Round 3

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