2024 NFL draft: C Zach Frazier identified as target for Steelers

At this point, the plans for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2024 NFL draft are coming into focus. Despite several free agent additions, wide receiver still remains a significant need, but far and away the top roster need for Pittsburgh is a starting center.

The Steelers didn’t add any veteran depth in free agency after releasing Mason Cole which means if the Steelers want a guy who can come in and start right away, it’s either draft one early or work a deal for a veteran.

The Draft Network offered up their three best fits for former West Virginia center Zach Frazier, and one of the teams they identified as a fit was Pittsburgh. Here’s what they had to say about Frazier and his fit with the Steelers:

The Steelers have made sweeping changes to the offense this summer. They added Russell Wilson at quarterback and parted ways with Kenny Pickett, Mason Rudolph, and wide receiver Diontae Johnson. They also cut former starting tackle Chukwuma Okorafor. With Arthur Smith hired as offensive coordinator, general manager Omar Khan needs to add a center that’s capable of overseeing the new install. Frazier is that kind of player.

We love Frazier as a prospect and have only Oregon’s Jackson Powers-Johnson ahead of him on our center rankings. The only question with Frazier is whether or not the Steelers would use the No. 20 overall pick on him if Jackson-Powers is off the board or whether they would prefer Frazier over Powers-Johnson. It’s highly unlikely Frazier lasts until the Steelers second-round pick, so look for a center as the choice in the first round.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire