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2013 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Reid Fragel, T, Ohio State


Today we're going to look at a player who is going to have a visit with the New York Giants according to @TonyPauline. The Giants have shown in their pre-draft visits a lot of attention to offensive linemen, both potential high draft picks (Chance Warmack) as well as day three prospects Vinston Painter and Patrick Omameh. Today we'll look at a mid-round guy in Reid Fragel who was a former tight end at Ohio State before playing on the offensive line and who could have played his way into late in the second day.

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Tall athletic linemen (6'8 308 pounds) who tested well at the combine (33 bench press reps, 30 inch vertical, and a 5.14 forty yard dash). Fragel is an aggressive blocker who seeks contact and wants to drive his player into the ground. He has big hands and does a good job of keeping blockers at bay once he latches on. He has good athleticism and could eventually play left tackle. Has a very good kick slide and could develop into a plus pass protector in the NFL.

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He's a little lean and should add a little more weight to his frame to consistently anchor at the NFL level. He needs to refine his technique after spending the majority of his career as a tight end. The biggest concern with Fragel is that he doesn't play with great strength, even though he tested out well at the combine on the bench press.

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Does He Fit With The Giants?

Yes to a T. This seems exactly like the type of prospect the Giants draft in the fourth round if he's available to try and develop into a perennial starter. Fragel has left tackle upside, but is better suited today as a right tackle. He is an aggressive blocker with the right demeanor, and has excellent height and length. The Giants have also shown a penchant to draft late round prospects with guys they bring in for a visit, though I'm not sure the Giants do that more often than any other team (the Giants don't always have their first couple of round prospects in for a visit).

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

This is a guy that came out of nowhere his final season so before I look I'd expect the rankings to be lower than where he is likely to be drafted.

CBS Sports-172nd

National Football Post-336

Mocking the Draft-Outside the top 200

Sports Illustrated-outside the top 40

Big Blue View Board-outside the top 100

Final Thought

I'd take a look at his tape, it's impossible to know what a team will do, but this he fits the prototype for what the Giants look for in a player and the draft philosophy the Giants tend to follow (diamond in the rough OL in the middle rounds)

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