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
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 20 National Football Post
Our Introduction to Scouting students break down the Wisconsin Running Back
OCT 18 Joel Corry
Seattle shipped the wide receiver to the Jets in a surprising move on Friday.
OCT 14 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ looks at the week's hot tickets