There’s no doubt that Mizzou represented well in the 2021 NFL Draft. In a class headlined by Nick Bolton who was selected 58th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs, Mizzou had five players selected which ranked in the top half of the SEC and was the most they’ve had drafted since the 2009 class that featured six Missouri Tigers.
Now just a week later we’re looking ahead to the 2022 NFL Draft to talk about some of the Mizzou players who have the best chance of being drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft starting off with an explosive weapon on offense.
RB Tyler Badie
Tyler Badie is maybe the best bet to get drafted into the NFL out of all the Missouri Tigers currently on the roster for several reasons. First and foremost, Tyler Badie has blazing speed which is why he was able to get on the field frequently as as freshman and has always had a role in the Tigers’ offense. When you look at Badie’s stats he’s really never been a prolific rusher and never seems to get a bulk of the touches but he’s still been very efficient with 1,955 yards from scrimmage an 16 TD’s . Badie is the type of player who can swing a game like we saw against Arkansas last November when he had a pair of huge touchdown runs that led Missouri from 14 down in the fourth quarter to win the game.
Badie will be an exciting NFL prospect, though, because he’s a major threat in the receiving game and he’s been kept relatively fresh. Because he’s 5’9″, 200 lbs, and the fact he hasn’t really proven to be a bell cow in his collegiate career, Badie probably won’t be one of the first running backs taken but he still fits the profile of a modern NFL running back who can be a change of pace and score at any moment. A true scat-back with breakaway speed and that kind of receiving ability will always have a shot in the NFL.