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Steelers Sign Second-Round Pick Zach Frazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed second round pick Zach Frazier to a four-year contract, the team announced.

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Pittsburgh Steelers center Zach Frazier during OTAs at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on May 21, 2024. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed second-round pick Zach Frazier to his four-year contract on Monday, the team announced. Pittsburgh has now signed all of their draft picks heading into their mandatory minicamp. The team generally takes the longest to sign their second-round draft picks due to bonus and pay structure negotiations.

According to Over the Cap, Zach Frazier is expected to make $7.5 million throughout his contract, with a $2.3 million signing bonus. Frazier remains in competition with Nate Herbig for the starting center spot but is the favorite to win the job and start Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Pittsburgh Steelers center Zach Frazier during OTAs at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on May 21, 2024. — Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Frazier, 22, grew up just over an hour outside Pittsburgh in Fairmont, West Virginia. He played four seasons an hour and a half South in Morgantown, West Virginia, with the West Virginia Mountaineers, growing into a team captain and one of the leaders of their offense.

He played all his snaps at center and projects to be a pure center. Frazier played 47 games in those four years in Morgantown, but his career ended prematurely when he suffered a fractured leg against the Baylor Bears in November. That knocked Frazier out for most of the offseason activities, including the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, but he was able to participate in the Big 12’s Pro Day in Frisco, Texas.

Fraizer measured 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. In addition to being a standout center and captain at West Virginia, Frazier boasts the background of being a state champion wrestler in West Virginia.

Frazier projects to replace the recently released Mason Cole in the center of the Steelers’ offense. He is one of three rookie offensive linemen, along with Troy Fautanu and Mason McCormick.

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Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
June 10, 2024 6:22 pm

as a true Steelers fan, now the next step is to start rookie center Zach Frazier in the Steelers young Steelers offensive line in 2024

Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
June 11, 2024 10:32 am

as a true Steelers fan, now that rookie center Zach Frazier sign his first contract the next step have Zach Frazier start on the Steelers offensive line in 2024