RSP Film Room No.22: DE Shawn Oakman (Baylor)

Shawn Oakman

Shawn Oakman will surely earn serious consideration on physical potential alone. See what he’ll need to address at the next level. 

He’s built like the ultimate professional wrestling heel and plays that positional equivalent in football. However, when does having a comic book body become an asset or liability for a player like Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman?

Bleacher Report writer, former NFL player, and Cal single season sack leader Ryan Riddle returns to the show for the first part of a twin bill on defensive linemen. Oakman’s awareness, technique, and production didn’t match the impressiveness of his statue coming off the bus.

Even so, we engage in a lot of discussion about his potential, why he’s not someone to write off, and who Riddle has played with in the NFL who were were raw and developed at the position. At the same time, there were physical, mental, and technical deficiencies with his performance that we note.

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