At 280 pounds Fragel served as Ohio State's backup tight end over his sophomore and junior seasons, catching a combined 14 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown while also playing special teams.
Urban Meyer and his staff convinced Fragel to make the transition to offensive tackle and he quickly added 20 pounds of muscle to his frame. It is precisely this ability to add weight that has scouts intrigued, as he didn't appear to lose any quickness and has the frame to add another 20 pounds.
Fragel was offered an invitiation to the Senior Bowl but suffered an undisclosed injury during workouts preparing for the all-star game which kept him out. As such, his final grade won't likely be determined until teams get an opportunity to have their own medical staffs check him over at the Combine.
He plays tough and did a nice job not giving up despite taking some lumps in his first season on the offensive line, showing steadily improvement with each game. He has some experience on both sides, seeing action at LT in the Purdue game.
WEAKNESSES: Fragel plays with messy footwork and lacks the quickness to consistently hold up on an island. He needs a lot of technique work and is often caught lunging and off-balance, too often hunched over at the waist because he lowers his eyes and doesn't move his feet. Fragel needs to improve blocking in motion and improve his awareness, often underestimating the speed of rushers.
He extends well but allows too many rushers into his body and gets too grabby, struggling with holding calls and other penalties (mostly false starts). Fragel looks confused at times with extra rushers and needs to play smarter and work with his linemen. He needs to develop his mean streak and amp up the intensity, playing with more consistent aggressiveness.
Compares to: Brandon Mosley, OT, New York Giants - Like Mosely, Fragel is a former tight end who still needs a lot of improvements with his technique and intensity before being NFL-ready.