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Zach Frazier 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Pittsburgh Steelers IOL

Sep 17, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers offensive lineman Zach Frazier (54) during the first quarter against the Towson Tigers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on Zach Fraizer.

Zach Frazier's 2024 NFL Combine RESULTS

  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 313
  • 40-yard dash: 5.24 (Pro Day)
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP
  • Vertical jump: 28.5" (Pro Day)
  • Broad jump: DNP
  • Arm Length: 32 1/4”



  • Versatile interior lineman with experience playing guard and center in more than 46 starts for WVU.
  • Looks for work when he is uncovered, playing with good physicality to help his teammates in pass protection.
  • Strong, active hands at the point of attack to control defenders with power (locks on once engaged).
  • Plays with good pad level and leverage, allowing him to anchor and prevent a push vs. powerful defenders.
  • Technically sound in his footwork as a pass blocker and run blocker, allowing him to play balanced.
  • Good recognition and vision to see and react to stunts and blitzes to trade off defenders in pass protection.
  • Ample athleticism and technique in taking proper angles to get on edge and up to the second level (run/screen game).
  • Excels on power run schemes to create movement and control blocks (duo schemes/combo blocks to the second level).
  • Good patience in his pass set, allowing him to play with good vision to see rush schemes and move his feet.


  • Lacks top-end athleticism due to tight hips, which affects his ability to move laterally vs. quicker defenders.
  • Struggles to redirect and change directions vs. good secondary rushes, causing him to play off balance.
  • Heavy feet when changing directions and moving laterally vs. quicker defenders in space.
  • Tendency to come off blocks against active pass rushers with good use of hands and quickness (slow feet).
  • Waist bender who leans into blocks, causing him to fall off blocks due to poor weight distribution.

Sep 17, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers offensive lineman Zach Frazier (54) celebrates with fans after defeating the Towson Tigers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports


Frazier started 46 games for WVU with 37 of them at center from 2021-2023. He played LG in 2020, showing good position versatility on the interior. He’s a stout, strong interior lineman with the power to hold his ground against power rushes due to playing with good leverage and pad level. 

Once engaged, his strong hands allow him to control defenders, allowing him to generate movement in the run game and limit push. Frazier is most productive playing in tight spaces between the tackles (power runs: duo schemes/combo blocks). He struggled at times when playing in space with quicker defenders who forced him to react laterally. Fraizer is technically sound and takes good angles in the run game, playing with good vision to react to stunts/blitzes in pass protection.

Overall, Frazier has the size and skills to play guard and center in the NFL. He’s technically sound and powerful with strong hands to control defenders once engaged in his blocks. However, he’s not as laterally quick as some other linemen, causing him to come off blocks and struggle to play in space at times. 

Frazier will immediately provide depth with the potential to become a solid starter by improving his lateral agility and quickness.


Frazier came out of Fairmont, WV as a three-star recruit. He was a four-time Heavy Weight State-Champion Wrestler, only losing two matches his entire career. He initially played left guard as a freshman (nine starts) and then moved to center, starting 37 consecutive games (46 total starts). 

Frazier was a two-time All-American (2021, 2023), three-time All-Big 12 (2022, 2023 First-Team and 2021 Second-Team), and was a three-time team captain. In 2023, he was a finalist for the William Campbell Trophy — the most prestigious academic/athletic award.

In 2020, Frazier played primarily at left guard (550 of his 657 snaps at LG) and was solid. Of these plays, he had 386 pass plays, allowing only seven pressures (1.8 percent pressure rate). Frazier had 271 running plays with two blown assignments (0.7 percent bad run block rate).

During the last three seasons, he had the sixth most offensive snaps at center with all 2,477 coming there, except for two snaps at RT. Of these plays, he had 1,277 pass plays, allowing only 17 pressures (1.3 percent pressure rate). Frazier had 1,200 running plays with only 21 blown assignments (1.8 percent bad run block rate).