I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk to to Kavon Frazier earlier this week. He played safety at Central Michigan University and is looking to get drafted this weekend in the NFL Draft. Kavon attended the same high school as me, Grand Rapids Christian, and was able to answer some questions I had for him.
Many projections have him going anywhere from the fourth to sixth round. He is a sleeper and is overlooked I think at times. Frazier has great size and speed and has an NFL body. When I asked his biggest strengths that will translate well to the NFL, he said, “My versatility and tackling ability. I can play both safety spot, nickel and also linebacker if they need me too. Also, I can contribute strongly on special teams. And tackling is just something that I worked on last offseason and that became one of my strengths.” Frazier is 6 feet tall and weighs 213 pounds, and recorded 108 tackles in his senior year.His career was filled with many accomplishments and good memories. He had 5 career interceptions, over 260 career tackles and had many big wins. He said, “Beating Iowa my freshman year or Purdue his junior year” were some of his best memories of being a Chippewa. He compares and models his game after the great safety Sean Taylor and that is definitely evident when watching the game tape. Also he said he was inspired by Taylor’s passion for the game.
It was not an easy road for Frazier. He received an invitation to the NFL Combine but could not participate in any drills due to a stress fracture in his foot. “It was heartbreaking. The Combine was something that I always watched when I was younger and always dreamed to participate in.” He was still able to participate in some events. Frazier finished third in bench press reps among safeties.
Despite having to sit out the Combine, no hope has been lost. He remains very optimistic and has impressed teams with his pro day and workouts. NFL combine analyst Lance Zierlein predicts a late round selection for Frazier and had this to say, “Frazier’s ability to support against the run and contribute immediately on special teams should lead to a third-day selection and an early backup role with a chance to compete for a starting spot down the road.” The NFL experts seem to agree with Kavon on his role and his ability to make an impact the next level. He is a great special teams player with the potential to blossom into a starter at safety down the road. Below are some of his highlights from his time at CMU.
Kavon plans to watch the draft with family and close friends back home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is excited and anxious to see what happens come Saturday. When I asked if he had to choose a team to go to, which one would it be, he said “any team really, it doesn’t matter to me”.
We would like to give a thank you to Kavon for taking the time to interview. N2K wishes him the best of luck in the Draft.
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