Photo of Johnnie Troutman
Drafted By: Chargers

Combine Results

54.5 ?
  • 5.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Chargers add depth along the interior with the selection of Troutman. He is a big, physical plugger with the ability to move defenders off the ball.

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 325LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands


Troutman has started for three years at Penn State at offensive guard and is a fierce blocker when finishing plays. He is able to use superior arm strength to hold on and sustain his blocks, but he has some hitches in his footwork that limit him in pass protection. As a mover, he gets to the second level well and can stay on his man. He is a much better run blocker than pass blocker and should find a role as a backup player in the NFL. He has late-round value, but he hasn't blown anyone away and needs a strong performance in the pre-draft process to ensure he'll be drafted after showing up as a disruptive mover against Houston in the Ticket City Bowl.



Troutman is a good run blocker who understands how to use technique to overcome certain deficiencies in his game. He has a wide base and a good anchor to sustain on his blocks, and he is able to generate a little bit of a pop off the ball to move his defensive lineman backward. He mirrors opponents well and stays with his man by using strong hands in the run game. He is flexible and an overall reliable inside option for a run-heavy team.


Troutman has good technique in the run game, but he struggles in his pass set. He can make explosive blocks once he meets his man, but he can get overpowered when having to move to the second level or deal with a quick-twitched interior defensive lineman. He is probably better suited for the right side of the line, as he could be a liability in pass protection and be outmaneuvered by the NFL's top athletes.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.