2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Zach Frazier




  • Zach Frazier, 6-3/314
  • Center
  • West Virginia

Zach Frazier Scouting Report

By Charlie Campbell

Strengths:

  • Plays with superb leverage
  • Strong hands
  • Good hand placement
  • Bends at the knee
  • Strong base
  • Good size
  • Well-balanced
  • Can pass block one-on-one with DTs
  • Can hold his ground versus bull rushes
  • Sinks his weight to anchor
  • Sustains blocks well
  • Blocks through the whistle
  • Scraper and fighter attitude
  • Good knee bend
  • Fires out of his stance
  • Developed strength
  • Twists, turns, manipulates defenders
  • Snaps the ball well
  • Could play guard or center
  • Plug-and-play starter potential
  • Experienced

Weaknesses:

  • Limited athlete
  • Has problems when defenders get on his edges
  • Lacks length
  • Can get overwhelmed by mass

Prospect Summary:

Frazier spent the last four seasons as a steady and consistent starter for the Mountaineers. He broke into the starting lineup in 2020 at left guard before moving to center in 2021. He then held down the middle of the West Virginia line for the next three years.

As a pass blocker, Frazier is good fit for the NFL. He is capable of blocking defensive tackles in one-on-ones and shows an excellent ability to sustain blocks. With a strong base, Frazier can sink his weight and stall bull rushes to give his quarterback time to get the ball out. Frazier plays with good leverage and is capable of bending at the knee to move with defenders rather than having to reach after him. There are times when he can get overwhelmed by mass and has problems when speed rushers get on his edges. However in pass protection, Frazier is very reliable overall.

As a run blocker, Frazier routinely opens holes via his strength, as he is very tough and physical at the point of attack. Frazier has a wrestling background, which can be seen with his strong hands, excellent hand placement, and ability to tie up defenders. Thanks to the power in his upper body, Frazier can twist, turn, and manipulate defenders at the point of attack. Frazier is a scrapper who has a physical attitude and blocks through the whistle. In the NFL, he should be a plus run blocker at center.

Frazier is a polished blocker who could play quickly in the NFL after logging a lot of experience in college. Some team sources said they feel Frazier could be a starting guard or center. Multiple team sources stated he is worthy of being a second- or third-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Prospect Comparison:

Tyler Biadasz. Frazier reminds me of Biadasz coming out of Wisconsin. In the NFL, Biadasz turned into a solid starting center for the Cowboys.





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