Florida offensive lineman O'Cyrus Torrence goes through a drill during an NFL football Pro Day, Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

O’Cyrus Torrence Talks Gator Pro Day and the NFL

Florida Gators offensive guard prospect O’Cyrus Torrence performed in the Florida Pro Day Thursday as he continues his journey to the NFL Draft. Following his performance, he spoke with Steve Russell to talk about it and the NFL.

The Pro Day

As soon as the season ended, he got to work. From the Senior Bowl to the Combine to now his pro day, he’s done a lot. The pro day is a bit different, though. O’Cyrus describes it as much more specific than the combine. It is a more specific workout to see specific things about the players.

“It’s more focused on smaller things.”

Torrence did most of his testing at the Combine, where he ran a 5.31 40-yard dash with a 1.84 10-yard split and a 4.81 20-yard shuttle. He also notched a 23.5″ vertical jump, an 8’5″ broad jump and completed 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

What’s Next

His pro day doesn’t end his offseason process. Torrence still has many interviews and visits ahead of him. Over the next few weeks, he has visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.  He describes it as a lot more than what many think.

“It’s like a 3-month job interview.”

He has been frequently mocked in the first-round of the NFL Draft, most recently to the Jacksonville Jaguars at pick 24 by Jordan Reid of ESPN.

His Time at Florida

O’Cyrus wouldn’t want it any other way. After committing to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018 and playing there for 3 years, the Greensburg, Louisiana, native transferred to the University of Florida to follow his head coach, Billy Napier, and try to prove himself against the best talent in the country. He succeeded, becoming the first guard in Florida history to become a consensus All-American. His award brick next to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was unveiled on Wednesday.

“It was great. I wouldn’t change it any other way.”

The 6’5 330-pound guard never allowed a sack during his collegiate career, which included 1,501 pass blocking snaps.


About Josiah Caswell

Class of 2026 at the University of Florida. Majoring in Journalism on the sports & media track.

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