Zach Frazier pick could lead Steelers to unprecedented rushing success

Omar Khan fleeced the rest of the league with Zach Frazier pick on Day 2.
Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia offensive lineman Zach Frazier (OL23) during the
Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia offensive lineman Zach Frazier (OL23) during the / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's becoming increasingly evident that Steelers general manager Omar Khan possesses an uncanny ability to foresee the future of his team. His draft room decisions seem almost predestined as if he knows which of his picks will be available ahead of the draft. This year, they not only secured a top-five tackle but also one of the top two centers -- a testament to Khan's strategic prowess.

If the draft were to conclude tonight, the Steelers would already be celebrating a triumphant selection. By picking Troy Fautanu and Zach Frazier, they have fortified their offensive line, plugging the holes that previously allowed defensive players to disrupt their game.

These promising stars instill hope and optimism for the team's future, and the value of Frazier in Round 2 will help Pittsburgh tremendously.

How Zach Frazier helps the Steelers

One of the things Art Rooney II insisted on in the offseason is that the Steelers run the ball more. With Pittsburgh landing two potential number-one draft choices in the first 50 picks, Najee Harris may be off to the races, and it's unlikely he will gain a thousand yards on a ton of 3-yard carries anymore.

Put Najee off to the side. Jaylen Warren could have a career year. If so, it's plausible Harris and Warren could both post 1,000 rushing yards, something the Steelers have not done in a long time. Considering Arthur Smith is an offensive coordinator who likes to run the ball, that will happen now.

Beyond the running game, how will this help Russell Wilson rebound? Perhaps all those naysayers who say Wilson is over the hill should reserve judgment. Even in a worst-case scenario, and Wilson is washed up, who knows how much Justin Fields will improve with a better offensive line and a solid running game with a quarterback who can run? Who knows what magical things can happen?

Will Frazier continue the Steelers Center legacy?

The Steelers have a rich history of drafting exceptional centers, with three consecutive players, Webster, Dermontti Dawson, and Maurkice Pouncey, Serving the team for ten years or longer since 1974. Will Frazier follow in the footsteps of these greats?

Only time will tell, but he certainly possesses the potential to uphold this esteemed legacy. This should make every Steelers fan proud.

When Omar Khan is planning his draft, he seems to have insight other GMs do not. The Steelers' draft through two rounds has been a home run.