Scouting Report: Jeff Badet, WR, Oklahoma

Orlando, FL | 5116 | 180 | 4.40E | 2018

Graduate transfer from Kentucky who draws praise for his maturity and high character, according to coaches and teammates. Legitimate deep threat who can cut on a dime and change directions in an instant; shifty in the open field. Active hands; will utilize his stiff arm or get away with a crafty push-off before the catch, seems like a veteran in that perspective. Does well adapting to the ball while it’s en route. Has made numerous circus catches during his time at both Kentucky and Oklahoma. Used effectively on end arounds and reverses. Injured his knee against Texas in 2017, which caused him to miss the second half but he returned the following week versus Kansas State. Slim chance of tracking him down in a foot race; once he gets behind the secondary it usually results in six on the board. Brings a swagger on the field that teammates can feed off of. With his ability to stretch the defense and make explosive plays (has averaged nearly 20 yards per catch over his final two seasons), he is sure to draw plenty of interest from NFL scouts.


2016 (Kentucky): Started all 13 games and was named a team captain in nine of them … led team in receiving yards (670), receiving yards per game (51.5) and yards per catch (21.6; ranked sixth nationally) while ranking second in receptions (31) and touchdown receptions (4) … had seven catches of 40-plus yards … finished Kentucky career with 1,385 receiving yards to rank 15th on school’s career yardage list … ranked sixth in SEC in kick return average at 22.9 yards per attempt (15 returns for a long of 39

 2015 (Kentucky): Played in all 12 games and made 10 starts … ranked third on team with 29 catches for 430 yards and scored two TDs.

2014 (Kentucky): Redshirted after suffering injury in spring practice.

2013 (Kentucky): Played in nine games and made five starts … ranked third on team with 22 receptions and finished with 285 receiving yards and one touchdown

High School: Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … rated as the No. 106 receiver in the country by ESPN and No. 127 by 247Sports … 128th-ranked player in the state of Florida by ESPN … caught 63 passes for 881 yards as a senior while registering 10 receiving touchdowns and six rushing scores … helped Freedom High School to a 7-4 record and state playoff berth as a senior … junior stats featured 46 catches for 718 yards and 11 TDs … ranked No. 13 on the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida “Super 60” … finished fifth in the long jump at state track and field championships.

Personal: Parents are Malouse Badet and Julien Petit-Frere … graduated from Kentucky in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics … pursuing master’s degree in human relations … last name pronounced buh-DETT.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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