Bears 2024 NFL Mock Draft: The New Year brings hope with a bang

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. . player. Zach Frazier. 469. Zach Frazier. 2. Zach Frazier. C.

With their second pick in the second round, the Bears go after a starting center. Cody Whitehair and Lucas Patrick should be shown the door, with Whitehair's contract being terminated and Patrick hitting free agency. This is an area the Bears absolutely have to address and find a long-term solution, and West Virginia's Zach Frazier gives them exactly that.

Frazier is 6-foot-3, 310 pounds and brings prototypical size to the position. He moves well in run blocking and also has a very strong upper body. Many times, interior linemen focus on having a strong base and can thus sacrifice some of their upper body strength, but that's not Frazier.

He is a strong, thick-bodied lineman through and through, from top to bottom. Frazier cements the starting center position with ease. Now, the Bears' starting offensive line should be set between Braxton Jones (barring competition via free agency or later in the draft), Nate Davis, Frazier, Teven Jenkins and Darnell Wright.