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The Pittsburgh Steelers finally lock up the center position

Once again the Steelers staid put, let the draft board fall to them and got a top player at a position of need. This time it was Center Zach Frazier from West Virginia. Not only was it a perfect pick for a position of need, the value couldn’t have been much better. For a guy ranked as a top 2-3 center in this class, a Top-40 player overall on most analyst’s big board, and there was even talk about him getting picked in the late first round, the Steelers look to have gotten a steal with this pick.

Frazier comes to the Steelers after starting 46 games in his college career, 38 of which came at center, he was a two-time All-American, a 3-time captain and has given up less than 5 sacks in his career at West Virginia University (WVU). On top of his football accolades, he also is a 4-time state champion wrestler. Finally, a leader on this line who can come in a start right away and add to that mauler identity Pittsburgh is starting to build with their offensive line.

On top of all that, Frazier is gritty, tough as nails, and a hard working blue collar kind of player. He seems to be built perfectly for the Steelers.

Some might suggest he lacks the athletic traits of a modern NFL center, but what he lacks in athleticism he more than makes up for with a high football I.Q., a great understanding of using leverage, and just that old school butt kicking toughness. A potentially great center to anchor the line for a long time for a value that’s almost too good to believe he fell to Pittsburgh at pick No. 51. Enjoy these clips of what will hopefully be our center for a long time.


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