Tyler Badie Key Stats:
Running Back, Missouri
Fun fact: Tyler Badie is very small
Kentucky, Georgia, Boston College, Vanderbilt
Positives Scouts Saw:
- Strong zone/one cut runner
- Big play threat
- Screen pass demon
Negatives Scouts Saw:
- Size/strength combination
- Not a good blocker
- Indecision at line of scrimmage
Positives I Saw:
- Very nice in space
- Multiple 200-yard games against a tough schedule
- 54 catches in 2021
Negatives I Saw:
- One year of production
- …Did I mention he is very small?
As a Prospect:
For a guy that is 5’8” and 197, Tyler Badie plays much bigger than you’d think. Finding out his size and weight was kind of a shocker, given the way he dominated his competition in 2021. After never rushing for over 460 yards in a season, he exploded in 2021 with 1,934 total yards and 18 touchdowns. Badie profiles as a gifted receiving back, with speed and moves in space that can extend drives and make checkdowns into first downs. He has 4.45 speed and his 10 yard split is excellent, meaning he has short area burst and the ability to make people miss in a hurry.
Fantasy Football Potential:
Are you getting tired of hearing that a running back prospect is too small to be a three down back, and will need to improve his pass blocking in order to see the field enough to be fantasy relevant? Well, you’ll get no break from that here (and you’ll like it). As of this writing, Badie has no redraft value but is squarely in the blob of guys that will need situation and capital in order to have the opportunity to produce. He’s an end of the roster/late 2nd/early 3rd taxi squad guy right now, but he has the juice to really impress a team.
Badie was a lot of fun to watch, since his tape was filled with him making dudes miss, but he isn’t going before day 3 if I had to wager. His size and lack of pass blocking acumen will limit his opportunities at the next level, but he has enough juice to at least get a chance at the next level, even if it’s just as a kick returner or practice squad guy- there just aren’t very many RBs with his physical profile in the NFL. His numbers were great- he had a 68% share of his team’s rushing yards in 2021, as well as a 15% target share (an elite number). It’s been proven that he can handle an entire workload in college, but I don’t think NFL teams project him to be an every down player at the next level.
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