Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Reid Fragel (77) during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
With the No. 240 overall pick, the Bengals nabbed Fragel at a spot most viewed him as a solid pickup. Fragel spent most of his years playing the tight end position before putting on 20 pounds and moving to offensive tackle at the request of head coach Urban Meyer last season. He’s as much of a “developmental” prospect the Bengals have right now, but given 2-3 years to develop on the practice squad and as an emergency backup, he could become a quality NFL lineman someday.
His NFL.com draft profile was very favorable of his prospects an NFL player:
"NFL COMPARISONEric WinstonBOTTOM LINEThe tight end to offensive tackle conversion is a transition NFL evaluators have started to covet, and Fragel fits the. Despite possessing a Matt Kalil-type frame, Fragel started all 12 games in his final seasonon the right side and showed very little trouble anchoring against stronger pass rushers. His experience is limited on the left side, but Fragel could be groomed to block on the blind side or make a career on the right side after adding weight. Though he’s obviously still learning the position, NFL teams consider him a potential starter at the next level because of his overall athleticism and upside."