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Shawn Oakman, DE

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lansdowne, PA
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 287 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.872.901.7423 3210'3"4.567.53

Player Overview

A freakish specimen on the hoof, Oakman was an All-American and three-time All-Big 12 honoree. He left Baylor as the school record-holder for career (17.5) and single-season (11) sacks after recording 43 tackles (32 solo, 14.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks for -38 yards, eight QB hurries and two forced fumble as a senior.

He started his collegiate career at Penn State, but several off-field issues and poor academics led to his dismissal by then head coach Bill O'Brien.

Tabbed as angry and troubled, but not a bad kid, Oakman transferred to Baylor, sitting out the 2012 season and played a part-time role in 2013, finishing among the Big 12 leaders in tackles for loss (12.5).

He emerged as a force in 2014, registering a whopping 19.5 tackles for loss to go with 11 sacks, three pass breakups, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Oakman considering making the leap to the NFL before deciding to return to Waco for his senior season.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: With a physique that makes scouts gush, Oakman certainly passes the eyeball test with his tall, chiseled frame, branch-like length and body thickness to overwhelm blockers at the point of attack.

Oakman is balanced and flexible for his body type, playing comfortable on his feet when asked to drop and cover flat responsibilities. He is heavy-handed with muscles on his muscles, using his long arms to jolt and drive blockers backwards.

WEAKNESSES: Less power than his rocked-up 6-foot-7 (and a 1/2"), 269-pound frame would suggest. Frequently loses the battle of leverage because of his height, high pad level and limited flexibility.

Has steadily progressed the last few seasons with added reps, but isn't yet the sum of his parts. His pad level will always be an issue due to his height and his pass rush arsenal is rudimentary. Tends to slow and be a nonfactor once his initial moves stall, struggling to shorten his path to the pocket. He doesn't consistently generate power from his lower half or convert his quick first step to power.

IN OUR VIEW: A freakish specimen on the hoof, Oakman has the look of a high draft choice but doesn't display the power his frame would suggest. He struggled to gain momentum at the Senior Bowl, where he frequently lost the battle of leverage, and will fall into the middle rounds without impressing in pre-draft workouts.

--Dane Brugler and Rob Rang (1/26/16)

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12/12/2015 - 2015 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Shawn Oakman, Baylor, Sr.,...Oakman, a first-team selection last year and the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, enjoyed a record-setting season as a senior. He started in 11 of 12 games, while tallying 43 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He ranks first on BU's all-time sacks list (17.5) and second on BU's all-time TFL list (46.0). - Baylor Football


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