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2019 NFL Draft

Max Scharping

OT/Northern Illinois

  • A
    6.60
    Projection
    Round 3
  • YearRS Senior
  • Height6-6
  • Weight327
  • Hand10
  • Arm33 ⅝
  • 40-yard5.30
  • Bench27
  • Vertical28.0
  • Broad108.0
  • 3-cone7.77
  • 20-yard4.69
  • 60-yardN/A

Strong Points: Four-year starter who has experience on both the left and right sides. More than 50 career starts. Very good size with good-to-really good strength and pop. Seldom off his feet. Good-to-very good in pass protection. Plays with bend and can anchor. Good run blocker who can reach second level. Fairly good hand use. Tough, physical and competitive.

Weak Points: Plays at a lower level of competition. Needs to improve his set-up angles in pass protection. Can get a little tall when run blocking. Not very explosive coming off the ball in the run game (technique).

The Way We See It: A fifth-year senior and a four-year starter, Scharping played left and right tackle, as well as some guard. Has the size and length required to play in the NFL. Plays with good strength but still needs to get a little stronger -- and he will as he gets in an NFL weight program. His weak points aren't that concerning because they're correctable with good NFL coaching, such as taking poor angles when setting to pass protect. He basically has all the physical tools needed; he just is a bit raw and needs refinement as far as technique. Could start early in his career if he's in the right situation. Has the agility to play on the left side, but most teams will probably start him off at right tackle.

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