Chargers take Penn St G Troutman in 5th round

    2012-04-28 14:03

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have taken Penn State guard Johnnie Troutman in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

Troutman was a three-year starter at Penn State.

The Chargers need depth on the offensive line, where four-time Pro Bowl left guard Kris Dielman retired due to a concussion. Tyronne Green is penciled in as Dielman's replacement.

Troutman is described as a good run blocker who is best suited for the right side of the line rather than the left side, which is critical for pass protection.

The Chargers have taken two straight offensive players after using their first three picks on defensive players.