Somewhere in the middle to late rounds of the NFL Draft, your team decided to take a flyer on a massive, 6’4", 325 lb. offensive lineman named Johnnie Troutman. So, here’s what you need to know about this massive, ill-tempered (on the football field) road grader.
As for his game, Troutman is all power and intensity that will serve him well as a run blocker on the next level. However, he may not have the hand quickness or lateral agility to handle pass blocking against interior pass rushers like Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Tommie Harris, etc. Troutman is expected to be drafted in the 5th or 6th rounds and many mock drafts have him being drafted by the Washington Redskins. He could also find a home with a run heavy team, like the Chicago Bears or Baltimore Ravens. However, at this point, Troutman projects as a back-up who will need to work on advanced pass-blocking technique in order to crack an NFL starting offensive line.