O’Cyrus Torrence has had a tremendous collegiate career. Beginning at Louisiana, Torrence made an impact as the Ragin’ Cajuns were a two-time Joe Moore Award semifinalist. Following head coach Billy Napier to Florida, O’Cyrus Torrence continued his success. He was SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week several times this season. When he missed the week 7 matchup against LSU, the Gators were clearly a different team on offense. In this 2023 NFL Draft scouting report, we’ll breakdown O’Cyrus Torrence, as well as a predicted 40 time, injury history, and predict his NFL Draft future.
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O’Cyrus Torrence 40 Time
I have Florida OL O’Cyrus Torrence poised to run a 40 time of 5.40 seconds at the 2023 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. When compared to the league average for the guard position, this time is adequate as it’s just below the average. On game film, Torrence is able to reach the second level quickly as a lead run blocker. Additionally, he’s able to pull and execute blocks outside of the tackle box.
O’Cyrus Torrence Injury History
He suffered an MCL strain earlier this season, which forced him to miss the game against LSU. Additionally, Torrence missed two games in 2021 for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns following a car accident. However, he was able to return and remain an impactful player for both programs.
O’Cyrus Torrence Scouting Report
- Athletic Interior Offensive Lineman
- Opens Up Huge Running Lanes Inside
- Absorbs And Recovers From Contact Extremely Well
- Would Like To See More Aggression At The Snap
- Adequate Ability To Establish Leverage On The Goal Line
- Twitchy Rushers Are A Struggle For Him Inside
O’Cyrus Torrence is a one-year contributor at guard for the Florida Gators. Prior to his time in Gainesville, Torrence was a three-year starter for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. At Louisiana, was a two-time member of the offensive line that was named a Joe Moore Award semifinalist. Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week several times in 2022. Possesses solid height and good weight for the offensive line when compared to the league average. Our predicted 40 time of 5.40 seconds for Torrence would be adequate for the position.
Displays a good ability to lock out and keep the defender in front of him. He’s able to create push at the point of attack to create running lanes up the middle of the field. Possesses good athleticism to pull and create space as a lead blocker outside the tackle box. Has good athleticism to reach the second level and execute efficient blocks. Shows a solid ability to absorb contact and recover quickly to re-establish leverage inside.
I would like to see him initiate contact more consistently to attack the defender and establish leverage at the snap. This carries over to goal line situations as well, where he struggles to initiate contact and establish leverage. He struggles to keep twitchy rushers in front of him, especially at the snap. He’s able to reach the second level quickly, but I would like to see him finish blocks at that level. Larger defensive tackles can push him back towards the quarterback quick a bit, opening up room for defenders to blitz.
O’Cyrus Torrence NFL Draft Projection
In my opinion, O’Cyrus Torrence fits best at the guard position in the National Football League. Louisiana and Florida both had tremendous success with running the ball, largely due to Torrence. With Torrence in the lineup, teams are able to use him as a lead blocker up the middle of the field, or off the tackle position.
Furthermore, I see O’Cyrus Torrence as a pro-ready guard that’s capable of contributing at a high-level immediately after his selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. Currently, Torrence is listed as our top IOL on our 2023 NFL Draft Top 200 Big Board.
O’Cyrus Torrence could be in play for the Cincinnati Bengals with their pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Additionally, the Dallas Cowboys, as well as the New York Giants, could look to bolster their interior offensive line. The Giants have been a middle-of-the-road rushing team in 2022. By adding Torrence, they should see a huge improvement next season.