Joshua Frazier

Alabama
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Prospect Info

College
Alabama
Hometown
Class
Springdale, AR
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
321 lbs
34 1/4”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

4.95
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
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2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Pittsburgh
Steelers
Round 7 ‧ Pick 28
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Even though Frazier was a top-100 recruit nationally and an all-state pick in Arkansas, he struggled to find the field regularly in his first two years in Tuscaloosa. He played in six games as a true freshman (one tackle, which went for a loss) and as a sophomore (four stops). In 2016, his playing time increased, taking part in 14 contests and making eight tackles, one for loss, as a key reserve. Alabama found a spot for Frazier's thick, powerful frame in 2017, playing him in all 14 games as a top back-up. He posted 15 tackles, 2.5 for loss, three pass break-ups, and a forced fumble on the year.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority Free Agent
Overview
With Frazier's size and strength, he likely would have found much more playing time in had he gone to Arkansas, but it's unlikely that his pro prospects would have been much different. Frazier has the mass and anchor to appeal to teams looking for competition as a run-clogger, but his lack of initial quickness, tackle range and upper body twitch makes him a longshot to become a factor in the NFL.
Strengths
  • Girthy with wide hips and thick calves
  • Showed willingness to work on his weight and get in better shape in the offseason which lead to additional playing time
  • Aggressive upfield push
  • Plus natural strength with desired power in his lower half
  • Able to eat blocks or play through a blocker's edge
  • Decent pop in his hands
  • Able to stack and shed as two-gapper
Weaknesses
  • Never broke into regular rotation during his time in the program
  • Played in less than 18 percent of the defensive snaps over last two seasons
  • Production was minimal
  • Space taker over play-maker
  • Very gradual and plays at a lethargic pace
  • Rarely gains quick advantages
  • Offers no pass-rush potential

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league