Florida Football: Which undrafted Gator will make the NFL?

Florida Gators linebacker Brenton Cox Jr. (1) sacks UCF Knights quarterback Mikey Keene (16). The Gators lead 10-9 over the Central Florida Knights at the half in the Gasparilla Bowl Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. [Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner]2021Oca 122324 Ufvsucfgasbowl
Florida Gators linebacker Brenton Cox Jr. (1) sacks UCF Knights quarterback Mikey Keene (16). The Gators lead 10-9 over the Central Florida Knights at the half in the Gasparilla Bowl Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. [Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner]2021Oca 122324 Ufvsucfgasbowl /
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Florida Gators safety Rashad Torrence II (22) celebrates a fumble recovery by Florida Gators [Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun] /

Florida Football Undrafted Free Agent: Rashad Torrence

It wasn’t unsurprising to see Rashad Torrence go undrafted. He was a borderline draft prospect heading into the NFL Combine, and his 40-yard dash time, the slowest among safeties at the Combine, doomed Torrence.

The good news for Torrence is that he will get more than a fair shot with Los Angeles to make it on a 53-man roster.

On paper, their starting safeties as of right now as Russ Yeast, a 7th-round pick last year that appeared in 15 games and made 20 combined tackles, and Jordan Fuller, a productive player for LA in 2021 that missed most of last year with a hamstring issue.

Behind them, Quentin Lake and Richard LeCounte are the only safeties with any NFL experience on LA’s roster, and they have a combined 13 career tackles between the two of them.

The Rams drafted Jason Taylor in the seventh round and sign two other undrafted free agents to try and fill the safety role.

We still don’t think Torrence has better than a 50% chance of making it, but if he can’t make it in LA in 2023, it’s hard to see any other safety room in the NFL he would make it in.