Chargers Select in 5th Round Penn State G Johnnie Troutman
Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The San Diego Chargers added some depth at the offensive line by drafting Penn State OG Johnnie Troutman.
Here is his scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:
Positives:Packs some power in his hands — good six-inch punch. Can generate some movement in the run game and seal lanes. Solid anchor strength to absorb the rush and hold his ground.
Negatives:Very slow, methodical mover. Limited agility and balance are exposed in space. Cannot reach the second level. Tires easily and effort wanes. Conditioning has been an issue in the past. Struggles to react to and cut off the blitz. Looked like he was pulling a wagon during Combine drills and was very strained moving through drills. Registered a pedestrian 40-time (as high as 5.73 seconds), the slowest of all offensive guards at the Combine, and a poor 20-yard shuttle time (5.03 seconds). Not a self-starter. Durability and character require scrutiny.
Summary:A big, strong mauler who can compete for a job as a backup in a man-blocking scheme if he stays out of trouble and applies himself better to his craft.
We needed some depth on the offensive front and Troutman will push to be a reserve behind Tyronne Green and Louis Vazquez. The Chargers do not have a selection till the seventh round and it will be a long wait from now.