Tyler Badie, Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Running Back
Our thoughts on 2022 NFL rookie Running Back, Tyler Badie.
5’8" 197 lbs.
4.45 40-yard dash
34” Vertical Jump
10’1” Broad Jump
"Badie is undersized but he's a twitchy, balanced ball carrier with plenty of juice."
Rocked up, muscular build and plenty of juice (like a Tarik Cohen-type)
Quick feet and sharp lateral cuts
Low center-of-gravity & strong balance help him bounce off tackles
A natural feel for blocking lanes and great instincts
Eyes and feet are tied together to go where the hole is
Excellent receiver and consistently catches balls away from frame
Only 2 drops on 107 targets the last 2 seasons
Hasn’t fumbled since his sophomore season
Gets better as games go on (6.8 YPC in 2nd half of games in ‘21)
Despite small stature, had great durability playing 46 games in college
Missouri record 1604 rush yds in ‘21, including FIVE 200-yd games
Played at sub-200 lbs and frame looks maxed out
Doesn’t have the mass/power to break tackles at the line or push the pile
Gambles on the big play at times instead of taking what's there
Can be too patient at the line leading to negative plays
Willing blocker but limited in pass protection due to size
Inconsistent vision leads to bad angles as a blocker
Had only 1 season as the full-time running back
Only special teams experience was as a kick returner
Was behind a very underwhelming Larry Rountree at Missouri
Only a single year starter at Missouri, Tyler Badie was the featured back in their zone-based run scheme. He was one of the most productive running backs in the FBS in 2021, ranking third in rushing yards per game (133.7) and second in all-purpose yards per game (161.6). He doesn't possess the ideal frame for the NFL but he does have high-end receiving skills and stayed healthy last season while commanding the second-most touches (322) in college football. Overall, Tyler Badie is undersized but he's a twitchy, balanced ball carrier with plenty of juice. His pass-catching and field vision will be an asset for the Ravens backfield, especially with JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards still on the mend.
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