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Shawn Oakman | Defensive End

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 270

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An AFC area scout said Baylor senior DE Shawn Oakman is being "so overrated by the national media."
"Everybody on the road is beating up (Shawn) Oakman because he's been so overrated by the national media," the scout said (he means the scouting community when saying "on the road"). "I wouldn't take him in the first three rounds, but I'm not convinced that he can't become an NFL player. He's never going to be a great pass rusher, but he's really powerful and that is a trait that coaches can work with and do something with."'s Lance Zierlein confirmed that Oakman's name has been sullied in scouting circles. "Oakman is extremely tall with a shredded upper body, but has unusually thin legs," he wrote. "He's lacking in pass-rush technique and edge-bending ability. This scout is absolutely correct about the power in Oakman's hands at the point of attack, but his technique and consistency aren't great. Oakman will need some work, but he has outstanding length and strength, which are highly coveted traits by 3-4 teams looking for defensive Nov 24 - 5:21 PM

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