Texans Sign Three Draft Picks Including 2nd-Rd CB Lonnie Johnson & OT Max Scharping


According to John McClain, the Texans have signed three draft picks to contracts on Thursday including second-round CB Lonnie Johnson, second-round OT Max Scharping and seventh-round FB Cullen Gillaspia.

This leaves just four draft picks still unsigned for the Texans:

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Note
1. 23. HOU Tytus Howard OT Alabama St.  
2. 54. HOU Lonnie Johnson CB Kentucky Signed
2. 55. HOU Max Scharping OT NIU Signed
3. 86. HOU Kahale Warring TE SDST  
5. 161. HOU Charles Omenihu DE Texas  
6. 195. HOU Xavier Crawford CB CMU  
7. 220. HOU Cullen Gillaspia RB Texas A&M Signed

Johnson, 6-3 and 206 pounds, was selected with the No. 54 overall pick by the Texans in round two. He’s projected to sign a four-year, $5,204,652 that includes a $1,805,201 signing bonus with Houston. 

During his two years at Kentucky, Johnson recorded 64 total tackles, one sack, one interception and nine pass defenses in 22 games. 

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