Former Baylor star pass-rusher Shawn Oakman entered the 2015 season with potential to be a first-round draft pick, but an NFC executive now thinks he is “undraftable,” according to NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein.
Oakman was slipping down draft boards to begin with after a subpar 2015 season and unimpressive showing at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis earlier this year, but the straw that broke the donkey’s back occurred earlier this month. Oakman was arrested on a sexual assault charge, something that could seriously turn off NFL teams even more.
And the worst is that what the executive said is spot on. Blessed with great size at 6-foot-8, 287 pounds, Oakman had all the potential in the world to be a phenomenal edge rusher in the NFL, especially given how he posted 52 tackles (19.5 for a loss) and 11 sacks to go with four forced fumbles in 2014.
But the reality of the matter is that violence against women is no joke and though Shawn Oakman is innocent until proven guilty, no NFL team will want to run the risk of the negative PR drafting the former Bear will draw.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Oakman’s path to the NFL Draft!
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