Three potential draft steals at pick 37 for the Seahawks

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O'Cyrus Torrence would be another mountain on the Seahawks O-line
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O’Cyrus Torrence would be a force on the Seahawks O-line

If Hyatt slips away – and he does that, you know; dude is a mongoose – Seattle won’t be left adrift. I can see them changing course drastically and adding about 150 pounds to their prospect by drafting Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence. At 6’5″ and 330 pounds, he’d be another building block – a huge one – for the next decade of the Hawks O-line. He earned 47 starts at guard, left as a freshman then three years to the right of center, and never gave up a sack. As in, zero sacks allowed. He managed that stellar record and still played penalty-free as a senior at Gainesville.

Want more on why it would be so great to have Torrence lined up next to Abe Lucas? Read what has to say about the first-team AP All-American. According to their analysis, he’s dominant in run-blocking, shows incredible lower body strength, and showed great use of his hands to drive opposing players. I love this quote in particular: “O’Cyrus Torrence is one of the smartest and most instinctual offensive linemen that I have seen at the collegiate level.”

The consensus big board – you saw the link up there, just click it again if you closed the tab – projects Torrence to go at pick number 28. So why do I have him falling into Seattle’s lap at 37? Well, a guy can dream, can’t he? Add that he only played one season in a power five conference and that among his supposed weaknesses is an inability to bend and create leverage, and sure, he could drop. Plus, PFF has him slotted exactly as the 37th pick. Gee, maybe I should subscribe after all.