Will get a bit overextend in his lower half and eventually fall off blocks, but has the ability to get a push off the snap. Looks comfortable getting his feet around defenders, scoop blocking on the outside and finishing through the play. Isn't quite as coordinated when asked to stay on defensive ends on slide-down blocks, but has the skill set needed to improve in that area.
Is a lumbering athlete who doesn't run real well and tends to drift in and out of his breaks. However, possesses a good wingspan and knows how to pluck the football away from his frame in traffic.
Impression: A guy who I am interested to watch again in 2010. Has some natural power and body control as a blocker and can pluck the football away his frame. Isn't ever going to be a starter or consistent receiving threat in the NFL, but if he continues to mature, has a chance to fill a void as a reserve tight end."
Positive: Fluid pass-catching tight end likely to be medically red flagged. Quick releasing off the line, extends his hands, and makes difficult catches. Adjusts well to the errant pass and works make himself an available target. Bends his knees and gives effort blocking.
Negative: Has marginal speed for a tight end and is not a downfield threat. Struggles finishing blocks.
Analysis: Torchia looked like a solid prospect after his junior season, but he was set back by the shoulder injury that shelved him most of last year. If he's able to pass medical tests and stay healthy, he could find a spot as a team E(TM)s third tight end."
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."