Meet the Graduate Transfer Who Could Crack the Heisman Voting

Jumping from the SEC to the Big 12 could shake up Heisman Votingusa_today_9626059.0Photo: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports


One year ago, Kentucky WR Jeff Badet was a stand out for one of the bottom dwellers of SEC football. Fast forward to the summer of 2017 and he is entering his graduate season with for a perennial Top 8 football team at Oklahoma.

The opportunity could not only solidify Badet’s chances of leaving college football with a championship, but also put him in the conversation for the most prestigious award in the nation. The Heisman Trophy. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield returns for his final season as well and has proven he can drive the ball down the field and make big plays.

With the departure of WR DeDe Westbrook to the NFL, the primary deep threat role in the Sooners offense is left wide open. Badet looks like the perfect replacement with legitimate 4.5 speed and an average of 21.6 yards per catch in one of the worst passing offenses in the SEC last year. All of this comes in a year where the top rated wide receiver is playing for mid major team, SMU.

Badet is under the radar because he played for a team without much national exposure, but we could see him burst on to the scene early and become a household name in 2017.

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