Name: Blake Frazier
High school: Austin (TX) Vandegrift
Weight: 260 lbs.
Position: Offensive tackle
Offers: Auburn, Baylor, California, Clemson, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, UTSA, Vanderbilt
Notes: ESPN 3-star, #40 OT, #66 in TX . . . On3 4-star, #27 OT, #275 overall, #54 in TX . . . Rivals 4-star, #4 OT, #52 overall, #7 in TX . . . 247 Sports 4-star, #17 OT, #207 overall, #38 in TX . . . Son of former Michigan offensive lineman Steve Frazier
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Strengths: Good length and lean athletic frame on which to build . . . Excellent pass sets from right tackle position . . . Keeps hands inside to maximize reach and keep defenders out of his chest . . . Very good at mirroring pass rushers . . . Great balance in pass set . . . Does not get overextended or reach too much . . . Good quickness on reach blocks in run game . . . Does a nice job of working butt around to playside . . . Shows athleticism to redirect and adjust on stunts and blitzes, as well as when comboing to second level in the run game . . . Very good leg drive and tenacity to finish plays . . . Shows some nastiness on finishes
Weaknesses: Physically gets overpowered at times . . . Lacks bulk/strength to stun defenders at point of attack . . . Can get shocked by initial contact
Overall: Frazier is a very good prospect whose abilities grew on me the more I watched. He’s very well refined as a pass blocker, and I would be interested to see him play left tackle (he played right tackle as a junior in 2022) because he has the athleticism/footwork to be a good blindside protector. He’s a better pass blocker than run blocker right now because he lacks bulk/strength; if I were to gauge his weight, I would have guessed he played his junior year at about 250-255 pounds, whereas he’s listed in some places at 270 now. If he can add the necessary weight and strength through an S&C program, he could be an excellent guard or tackle at the next level.
Projection: Power Five all-conference starter. His pass blocking ability is outstanding, and his run blocking should improve as he adds weight. Linemen can be difficult to gauge, but ESPN ranking him as a 3-star is . . . highly questionable.
Reminds me of: Ryan Hayes. Some of his movements remind me of Hayes, who was a multi-year starter at Michigan. Hayes was a little taller (6’7″) but around 250 pounds and played tight end in high school. Frazier is much more refined as a blocker than Hayes was coming out of high school, but they are similar athletes.
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