Ranked By: Joe 412 and John Toth
O’Cyrus Torrence is one of the NCAA’s top interior offensive linemen
entering the 2023 draft. With great measurables, Torrence will bolster the inside
of an offensive line for years to come.
Torrence began his collegiate career at Louisiana-Lafayette, then
transferred to Florida, following head coach Billy Napier to the Swamp. He’s
played at both Left and Right Guard (mostly at Right) which gives Mike Tomlin
some positional flexibility if Torrence is the “pick.”
Torrence projects well at the next level and will quickly become a force for
any team’s run game. Watching his game film, Torrence dominates, pushing
defenders back off the ball for Florida’s running attack. And if the Steelers decide
to spend their first-round pick on a “road grader” type, he will surely help them
improve their ability to control the line of scrimmage. Draft 412 can see Najee
Harris smiling already from ear to ear, dreaming of someone like Torrence
clearing the way for him.
For a monster of a man, Torrence is nimble, helping with pulling
assignments and is a good “trap” blocker. If there are questions about his play, it’s
a need to improve his blocking for pass protection. Although he gave up no
quarterback sacks his last three seasons in the NCAA, NFL pass rushers may be
able to beat him inside. He will benefit from NFL offensive line coaching and
should improve as he enters the NFL game.
Here is a look at O’Cyrus Torrence’s pros and cons:
OL – O’Cyrus Torrence Measurables:
Weight: 345 lbs.
Hands: 11” (waiting on combine measurements)
Arm Length: 33” (waiting on combine measurements)
Span: 84” (waiting on combine measurements)
Size and strength are NFL ready
Very physical in the run game
Strong enough to pick up blitzes
A grinder who can be nasty when needed
Speed and athleticism, lacks top skill
Slow foot work, trouble moving around in pass protection
Technique is sloppy at times, can be off balance.
Draft 412 projects Torrence as a first rounder and perhaps the first guard off the
board in April. Torrence has room to improve but barring injury, he should enjoy a
long and successful NFL career. He projects as a day one starter for a team
seeking offensive line help and will benefit from NFL coaching.
Projected Draft Position
O’Cyrus Torrence is #17 on the Draft 412’a (powered by Sportsvival) top 50
prospects. Expect the big man to go off the board in the mid to late first round in the upcoming draft.