Chicago Bears pull off franchise-altering deal in this 2024 Mock Draft

The Bears make their decision on Justin Fields.

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. Zach Frazier. Zach Frazier. . Zach Frazier. 3. player. 469. . C

In the third round, the Bears go after a position that's going to be under the microscope this offseason. Chicago could (and should) finally part ways with longtime starting offensive lineman Cody Whitehair, who has played both guard and center for the team. In addition, Lucas Patrick's contract is up and the Bears could be left without a starting center.

That's where West Virginia's Zach Fraizer comes in. The Bears take him in the third round with the idea that he'll come in and start right away for a team that desperately needs a long-term answer at the position.

At 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, Fraizer offers prototypical size for the position. Some outlets have him graded out as a second-round prospect, so the Bears are getting tremendous value, here. Frazier not only has a strong base, but his upper body is rock solid. He's able to manhandle opposing linemen in one-on-one battles thanks to all-around strength and powerful hands.

With Frazier in the fold, the Bears now have their offensive line officially set with Fashanu, Nate Davis, Frazier, Teven Jenkins and Wright.