Former Baylor football star – who went viral during the 2015 Cotton Bowl – has been searching for an NFL agent and attempting to generate any look he can get from professional football leagues. That included popping up as a late addition in the Spring League earlier this year in Austin, Texas.
Oakman was once considered a project player with immense physical gifts but a litany of character questions. Heading into a 2016 NFL draft process he was pegged as a potential second- or third-round pick. That abruptly ended when a rape investigation surfaced only weeks before the draft, leading Oakman to be dropped off every team’s board. He ultimately went unselected and his career was cast into doubt when he was indicted on a rape charge. Oakman refused a plea offer before eventually winning an acquittal in February that saw jurors deliberate for only two hours before a decision.
According to Mike Mitchell, Shawn Oakman may have found an opportunity in the XFL. Oakman has received an invitation to join the XFL Draft Pool, which is set to take place this October.
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