Scouting reports are the key to understanding how a prospect develops.
The information gleaned from these reports allows the player to become a better player, while also helping the team prepare for the draft.
While McDavid was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, it was Trouba who made the most of his opportunities at the NHL level.
The 6-foot-4 defenseman scored 20 goals in 61 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season.
In 2016-17, Trouba played in 47 games with Calgary, scoring four goals and adding four assists.
McDavid and Trouba are both prospects that will be looking to play for Team Canada in the 2017 World Juniors.
The 18-year-old McDavid is the favorite to be the top pick, with McDavid leading all NHL draft eligible defencemen with 17 goals.
Trouba has 15 goals and 14 assists in 49 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League.
In the NHL draft, the Oilers have three first-round picks and five second-round selections.
The Oilers will be taking McDavid and Matthews along with five other prospects to Toronto on April 23.
The trio of McDavid (6-foot, 196 pounds), Trouba (6’3″, 203 pounds) and Patrik Berglund (6′-0″, 212 pounds) will play for the Erie Otters.