NIU offensive lineman Max Scharping beat out pre-draft projections and was picked by the Texans in the second round with the 55th selection.
Scharping started 53 consecutive games for the Huskies and played every offensive snap of the 2018 season.
The Green Bay native is the third highest NIU player to ever be drafted with Larry English at No. 16 and Jimmie Ward at No. 30.
Scharping is also the fifth highest selection for an offensive lineman from the MAC.