O’Cyrus Torrence Makes Good Impression At Senior Bowl Practices
O’Cyrus Torrence came in the Senior Bowl as being known for excelling in run blocking and he certainly showed it during the practices. For all three of his practice days, it seemed almost second nature for his run blocking skills during the team scrimmages. However, his weaknesses were pointed out whenever the team did one on one pass pro drills.
The run blocking should not come as a surprise as this was his strongest attribute coming into the Senior Bowl. Because of that, it sometimes does take away from the fact that he is throwing around multiple people at a time and making it look normal. Especially on the final day of practice, on day three, Torrence was handling two to three guys with somewhat ease on the team scrimmaging. His size clocking in at six foot five inches and 337 pounds is definitely a bonus to whatever team needs a bruiser to assist their run game.
It is the passing game that really highlights his weaknesses. Being he is as heavy as he is, his feet aren’t always the quickest off the ball. This is shown in his pass protection, especially during the one-on-one drills. Handling much faster edge players is not something that can be expected of him like the offensive tackles in this class.
Where Does He Go?
O’Cyrus Torrence fits perfectly as a guard, but besides that, there is no real upside in his ability to go to the ends of the line, unless he loses weight and becomes much quicker. This is something he is aware of, as during the media breakfast interviews, he stated that “losing ten pounds before the Senior Bowl was something to show coaches that I can lose the weight and move in the line where a team needs me.”
The change in ten pounds was noticeable, as he moved quickly while maintaining the same power that he possessed playing in Florida. However, this wasn’t enough to handle the faster edge rushers and can be exploited if placed in the OT position at the NFL level.
In the end, he has solidified his case as a late round one, early round two draft pick in the 2023 NFL draft. Teams that could benefit from him are the Titans, Bears, Bills, Colts, Jets, and the Commanders.
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