Oakman highlights successful Senior Bowl outing for BU Football

Staff photo-Jerry Larson Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman (2), right, and his defense line stop Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington (21) in the first half of a NCAA football game Saturday Oct. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Tx. Photo credit: Associated Press

Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was named the South’s MVP in the Senior Bowl, as the South team dominated the North in a 27-16 victory.

After a productive week of practice, Oakman entered the game looking to impress NFL scouts with his talents. He did just that as he posted two sacks and a forced fumble in the first half of the game.

“They were able to see me play really full-tilt, and I think I gave them what they wanted to see,” Oakman said in regards to NFL scouts in attendance at the Senior Bowl.

Oakman is looking forward to the draft after a senior season in which he had 43 tackles, 14 of which were tackles for a loss for a total of 55 yards. Oakman also had four and a half sacks and two forced fumbles during his senior campaign at Baylor.

Receiver Jay Lee, offensive tackle Spencer Drango and deep snapper Jimmy Landes also participated in the Senior Bowl. Jay Lee led all receivers in the game with four catches for 49 yards.

Oakman, Lee, Drango, and Landes will look toward the NFL draft on April 28th in Chicago.