Saints smart to meet with offensive line draft prospect
The New Orleans Saints met with one of the better interior offensive line prospects in this year's NFL Draft. It is a very wise move on the part of the Saints.
The New Orleans Saints are starting to narrow down their draft board, and have recently met with a prospect who would be the absolute perfect fit for the Saints offense. If they have the chance to grab him when they're on the clock, they'd be wise to strike with a fury.
O'Cyrus Torrence played his college ball at the University of Florida, where he protected most notably quarterback Anthony Richardson, who finds himself flying up draft boards in his own right. While it's obviously pretty much out of the question the Saints end up with Richardson, that doesn't mean that the Bayou can't still call in a Gator.
As a guard, Torrence stands out above most, if not all all, especially in this draft class. This man, nay, this colossus, stands 6'5", and tips the scales at a whopping 347 pounds. That is nothing short of gargantuan for guards, even by NFL standards.
Torrence knows it too, and isn't exactly shy on confidence. According to Tom Pelissero, when Torrence was asked why he'd be worthy of a selection, here's what he had to say.
"Because I'm the most dominant interior offensive lineman in the draft, and I feel like any team that gets me will get a Day One starter and someone who is ready to play. Somebody who is going to take it like a pro and give it all you got.” "- O'Cyrus Torrence
This should be music to any general manager's ears, but especially that of the Saints. Games are won and lost in the trenches, and the they should be getting re-tooled by every team, every offseason because of this. In the case of the Saints, they are dropping pieces like flies, and this would be the perfect remedy.
If O'Cyrus Torrence isn't at or at the very least near the top of the New Orleans Saints draft board, he definitely should be. He would fit this team perfectly, and it's just another reason to look forward to the Draft.