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OL Guru Thinks Zach Frazier Has ‘Steelers Written All Over Him’



Steelers WVU C Zach Frazier

West Virginia center Zach Frazier had a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday. It checks off another box in the Steelers’ significant interest in the center who played his college ball in nearby Morgantown.

The Steelers sent assistant offensive line coach Isaac Williams to Frisco, Texas to watch Frazier work out. They also interviewed him at the 2024 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., which he attended but did not participate in, due to his injury.

The Steelers have a significant need at center after releasing 2023 starter Mason Cole. The club has been connected to most of the top center prospects in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft, but have been more closely tied to Frazier than almost anyone else.

Offensive line trainer Duke Manyweather thinks Frazier would be a perfect fit with the Steelers. In fact, he thinks he has Steelers written all over him.

“This is a very strong center group,” Manyweather told Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the Chipped Ham and Football podcast. “Zach Frazier’s got Steelers written all over him. … Kind of reminds me of a Mike Webster type.”

The Steelers have an incredible history at the center position with past legends Mike Webster, Dermontti Dawson and Maurkice Pouncey. Webster and Dawson are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Pouncey very well could be in Canton someday.

Pittsburgh is hoping they can find their next blue chip center in this year’s draft. West Virginia longtime play-by-voice Tony Caridi also believes Frazier was born to be a Steeler.

“I would take 12 Zach Frazier’s on my team. I think he’d be a perfect fit for the Steelers,” Caridi said on 93.7 The Fan earlier this month when asked his thoughts on the possibility Frazier could be drafted by the nearest NFL franchise to Morgantown.

Frazier is expected to be drafted within the first two rounds, and that expectation gained even more steam based on his measurements and workout at the NFL Combine. Despite not even testing, he helped himself out, checking in at 6-foot-2 1/2 and 313 pounds with 32 1/4-inch arms and 10 7/8-inch hands. He has a 7.66 Relative Athletic Score out of 10.

Frazier did not run at the combine while recovering from a broken leg that prematurely ended his 2023 season with the Mountaineers, but he did test at the 2024 Big 12 pro day. There, Frazier ran a 5.24-second 40-yard dash, a 4.69-second shuttle, 7.85-second three-cone drill, an 8-foot-4 broad jump and a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump.