Joe Torchia Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'6 - 260 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Joe Torchia, TE, Virginia
By 2009 Torchia's size was finally being utilized by the Virginia offense. Torchia started ten games and caught 15 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns. During his senior season Torchia started out strong, catching nine passes for 113 yards in just three contests. However, in the third game, Torchia suffered a nasty shoulder injury and that ended his collegiate career.
Torchia is a solid blocking tight end who has pretty good hands. He simply has not been on the field enough to show off his pass catching skills. Unfortunately for Torchia, his shoulder injury is expected to keep him out of action for four to five months. That means he will miss any postseason workouts leading up to the draft in January and could be out well into February. An invitation to the NFL combine is now unlikely and Torchia will need to be healthy enough at some point prior to the draft in order to at least workout for scouts before the draft. Even if he is healthy enough to workout before the draft, it is unlikely Torchia will be at full strength after spending so much time recovering from the injury. That will likely leave Torchia out of the draft, but he is talented enough to sneak into the late rounds or make a roster as an undrafted free agent.
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