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Max Scharping | Tackle

Team: Northern Illinois Huskies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/10/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 320

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Northern Illinois senior T Max Scharping accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Scharping was ridiculous as a junior with a 99.2 pass-blocking efficiency, and he's been a solid contributor again for the Huskies; helping them win their division with a chance to play for the conference championship on November 30. His 6-foot-3, 311-pound size may mean he needs to move inside, but he'll have a chance to show what he can do as a bookend in Mobile. Nov 21 - 7:41 PM

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Per Pro Football Focus metrics, Northern Illinois senior T Max Scharping graded out with a 99.2 pass-blocking efficiency rating last season.

No other draft-eligible tackle (minimum 200 snaps) posted a higher grade than Scharping in 2017. Next up were USC's Chuma Edoga and Kansas State's Dalton Risner, both of whom graded out with efficiency ratings of 98.4 when asked to keep their quarterbacks clean on the dropback. The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Scharping has given up all of 11 pressures over the past two campaigns. He's going to see interest in the draft next spring, but still has work to do ahead of him. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently views him as a seventh-round talent and would like to see him show more on the strength front.
Jun 23 - 3:05 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that scouts are high on Northern Illinois T Max Scharping.

Scharping has been one of the more dominant offensive lineman in the MAC, and on top of looking good on tape, he's been one of the analytical stars. He's allowed just 11 pressures over the last two years, and it sounds like higher-ups have taken notice. Pauline isn't quite as high on the 6-foot-6, 311-pound tackle, grading him as a seventh-round prospect and believing he needs to get stronger to play at the next level.
Jun 18 - 2:17 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Northern Illinois senior T Max Scharping as one of the early players to watch for in the 2019 draft class.

Scharping certainly has NFL size (6'6/311) -- as PFF notes -- and he's been among the most productive tackles in the country the last two years; small school or not. He's allowed just 11 pressures over the last two years, and he's graded between 85.5 and 89.5 in each of his three seasons. There will be concerns about the level he's playing at, but if Scharping keeps dominating and he tests well as expected, he could be one of the first tackles off the board come next April.
May 7 - 4:30 PM

Northern Illinois junior T Max Scharping has allowed just one pressure in 254 attempts in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.

Scharping (6'6/311) was a player that had some helium coming into the fall, and he's exceeded expectations. Even when you consider that he plays against less-than-stellar competition, a 0.003 (rounding down) pressure percentage is incredibly impressive. With his size and ability to keep defenders at bay, he could be a prospect with upside to consider for teams needing lineman, if he chooses to forego his senior season at NIU.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 07:52:00 PM

Northern Illinois junior T Max Scharping "offers size and growth potential," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Scharping (6'6/311) earned Freshman All-America honors as a freshman in 2015. Last year, he was an all-conference honoree along with OL Levon Myers, who has since departed. Scharping, the Huskies' right tackle, fronts a protection unit that led the nation in fewest sacks allowed (8.0) last year.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 12:31:00 PM