Johnnie Troutman was a coveted commodity by the San Diego Chargers.
How much so? So much that Troutman will miss the entire 2012 season after undergoing surgery for a torn pectoral muscle, but the Chargers drafted the Penn State guard in the fifth-round on Saturday anyway.
"We wanted the player," General Manager A.J. Smith told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Troutman suffered the injury two weeks ago while working out, and had surgery last Thursday. His recovery time is expected to take at least five months.Troutman also had a knee issue that flared up at the Senior Bowl.
On Monday, the Chargers added veteran guard Rex Hadnot.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com
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