When it comes to being a professional athlete, it’s not always about what you can do on the field, court or diamond. Of course, having a ton of skills can help you out, but you should always have good character as well.
Recently, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein put together a list of players who some scouts say they have concerns about their character. The list included names like Robert Nkemdiche, Leonte Caroo and Shawn Oakman.
For the latter player, many are concerned with some of his off-field actions. He was dismissed by Penn State after a number of team violations before transferring to Baylor, where he was suspended for the team’s season-opener last year.
The report stated that Oakman didn’t have a great Senior Bowl performance and that his interviews were “a mess.” That certainly is not a great look for Oakman, who was at one point last summer the top prospect in this year’s Draft.
If he wants to have any shot of saving his draft stock, Oakman will need to have a huge showing at the NFL Scouting Combine next weekend.
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