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LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 08: Jeff Badet #13 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Commonwealth Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 47: Oklahoma WR Jeff Badet

Posted July 17th, 2017

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up.

Who is he?

Quarterback graduate transfers seem to get all the publicity, but Oklahoma picked up one of the biggest signings in college football’s de facto free-agent market this offseason. The Sooners were going to be light at the position following Dede Westbrook’s departure. Instead, Badet brings much-needed experience and big-play ability. In 2016, he caught 31 passes for 670 yards. Now, he gets the chance to see what he can do with Heisman Trophy candidate Baker Mayfield throwing the passes.

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What should the Longhorns watch for?

Badet led the SEC in yards per catch in 2016, with his grabs going for an average of 21.6 yards. Watching his highlights, two things stand out: speed and hands. Badet is good at creating space for himself, and he’s adept in the air for his listed height of 6-foot. He’s also a threat on special teams, with an average of 22.9 yards on kickoff returns last season. Look for Oklahoma to use him in that capacity. There’s potential for Badet to make a name for himself if he can and Mayfield can get on the page, which could result in a big payoff for both Badet and the Sooners.

Catch up on the series

No. 100: Joel Lanning

No. 99: Tony Nicholson

No. 98: Da’Leon Ward

No. 97: Taylor Martin

No. 96: Kyler Murray

No. 95: Davion Hall

No. 94: Mike Warren

No. 93: Al-Rasheed Benton

No. 92: Carter Stanley

No. 91: Chris Bradley

No. 90: Justin Holmes

No. 89: Alex Barnes

No. 88: Daniel Wise

No. 87: Jesse Aniebonam

No. 86: Cole Walterscheid

No. 85: Shane Cockerille

No. 84: Martell Pettaway

No. 83: David Long

No. 82: Niko Small

No. 81: Cameron Batson

No. 80: Mike Lee

No. 79: Marcelias Sutton

No. 78: Carlos Strickland

No. 77: Anu Solomon

No. 76: Deshaunte Jones

No. 75: Byron Pringle

No. 74: LaQuvionte Gonzalez

No. 73: Zach Sinor

No. 72: Derrick Willies

No. 71: David Montgomery

No. 70: Dylan Cantrell

No. 69: Matt Boermeester

No. 68: Nick Orr

No. 67: Zach Smith

No. 66: Chad Whitener

No. 65: D.J. Moore

No. 64: Jermaine Carter Jr.

No. 63: Ty Summers

No. 62: Jacob Park

No. 61: Daylon Charlot

No. 60: Brendan Moore

No. 59: Brian Peavy

No. 58: Chris Hawkins

No. 57: Ty Johnson

No. 56: Dravon Askew-Henry

No. 55: Michael Pittman Jr.

No. 54: Hakeem Adeniji

No. 53: K.J. Smith

No. 52: JaMycal Hasty

No. 51: Steven Sims Jr.

No. 50: Taylor Young

No. 49: Joseph Noteboom

No. 48: Kenny Hill

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