Tyler Badie, Missouri
Missouri running back Tyler Badie is one of the draft's more intriguing prospects. At 5-8 and 197 pounds, he isn't the biggest player yet he manages to play bigger than most of his counterparts. He was also one of the most efficient runners in all of college football last season.
Badie, a one-year starter, was a force to be reckoned with last year. He finished the year with a total of 322 touches. He totaled 1934 yards from scrimmage 18 total touchdowns and averaged six yards per carry. He also hauled in 126 passes during his four collegiate seasons.
While Badie isn't the biggest running back, he has a skill set that will allow him to be successful in the NFL. He can be utilized in both the run and passing game, which will allow for him to consistently be on the field. He has also proven that he can break tackles and continue to rack up yards after contact. He finished the 2021 season with 916 yards after contact, 57 missed tackles forced, and 22 carries of 15 or more yards.
Given the right opportunity, Badie could flourish in the NFL. The Chargers have some of the best offensive minds in the NFL. If they can find a way to utilize Badie, he could be a great addition to the offense.