2024 NFL Draft Profile: Zach Frazier, IOL, West Virginia


The 2024 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2024 NFL draft.

Zach Frazier, IOL, West Virginia

HT: 6’3
WT: 314 lbs


First-team All-Big 12 (2023)

2× second-team All-Big 12 (2021, 2022)




Fires out of his stance with a good pad level, consistently winning at the point of attack.

Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.

Exhibits good patience in pass protection, sitting back in his set rather than leaning and lunging.

He’s a coordinated athlete who can win at the point of attack in the run game, and Frazier can also move to consistently land blocks at the second level.

Exhibits a high degree of leverage and grip strength, a byproduct of his wrestling background, which translates into effective control over defenders.

Displays exceptional intelligence and awareness in the passing game, adept at diagnosing stunts and seamlessly managing transitions.

Superior run blocker, utilizing quick off-the-ball movement and low pad level to gain leverage against opponents.

Powerful at the point of attack, able to generate movement and create running lanes through his strength.

Brings versatility with experience at both guard and center, offering teams flexibility in lineup configurations.

Demonstrates a potent combination of play strength and competitive toughness, enhancing team dynamics pre- and post-snap.


Is a little too much of a waist bender, and Frazier doesn’t play with ideal power and functional strength. Most concerning – he often gets caught dropping his head, a bad habit that will have to be corrected.

Lacks elite athleticism and quickness, which could limit effectiveness in schemes requiring extensive lateral movement or space work.

His arm length and lateral range are average, potentially giving an advantage to defenders with superior reach.

Struggles with strike timing and placement in pass protection, occasionally allowing defenders quick edge access.

Shows tightness in hips, affecting his dynamic movement and reactivity in confined spaces.

While proficient in many aspects, Frazier’s capacity to deal with highly explosive interior defenders on an island is somewhat constrained.


In 2023 as a senior Frazier saw action in 12 games and played a total of 806 snaps for the Mountaineers. He allowed 4 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks. Throughout his time, Frazier demonstrated exceptional durability and skill, culminating in earning AP Second-Team All-Big 12 honors in 2022, alongside being a consistent Academic All-Big 12 member and securing the Iron Mountaineer Award twice for his off-season contributions. His senior year saw him invited to the Senior Bowl.

Projected as a reliable NFL starter, Frazier’s blend of toughness, intelligence, and technical proficiency positions him well for a successful professional career. While his ceiling may be tempered by physical limitations, his foundational skills and football IQ suggest a player capable of making a significant impact, especially within schemes that leverage his strengths. As teams assess his potential, Frazier’s comprehensive skill set, characterized by resilience and adaptability, makes him a high floor low-risk prospect.


Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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