In the first round, the Buffalo Bills got Josh Allen help but not the way many expected. The thought was that the front office would add a wide receiver but after a run where four were drafted in consecutive picks, the Bills decided to draft tight end Dalton Kincaid after trading up two spots to make the selection in the first round.
On Friday night, the Bills didn’t have to move from their original pick and addressed a major need on the offensive line with the selection of O’Cyrus Torrence out of the University of Florida.
Grade for the Buffalo Bills selecting O’Cyrus Torrence in the 2023 NFL Draft: A-
O’Cyrus Torrence played one season with the Florida Gators after transferring there from the University of Louisana. He is not the typical offensive lineman that the Buffalo Bills have drafted over the years as the athleticism does not jump out for Torrence with a Relative Athletic Score of only 6.13 out of 10. This is by far one of the lowest scores among players the Bills have drafted.
However, he is a massive offensive guard at 6’5″ and 330 pounds and does a good job using his body, particularly in run blocking. The addition of Torrence should be an immediate boost for the run game, which is something that should improve this upcoming season.
He was considered one of the top offensive guards in this year’s draft class and a potential candidate to be a first round pick for the Buffalo Bills. By adding him here, without having to trade up, is great value for the Bills.
O’Cyrus Torrence has a great chance to compete and win the starting guard spot over Ryan Bates with Connor McGovern on the other side.
The Buffalo Bills have one more pick on Friday night in the third round, which is the 91st overall pick.