'Madden' rookie ratings: Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott will destroy worlds
In the newest Madden rookie ratings, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks like a dominant force.
The 2016 NFL Draft class is complete. Teams are signing undrafted free agents, starting the roster churn and we've turned the corner and are in the months-long stretch where we just bite our fingernails and pray for football to start.
Fortunately there's some virtual football to focus on as people begin to wonder about their favorite team's offseason acqusitions.
Namely, a bunch of first-round rookies who everyone hopes will make an impact. EA Sports has offered up a first glimpse at the ratings for those rookies through the Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) and we took a look at a few below.
We also have an idea how some guys will look in their new uniforms (see Elliott below and the rest of them right here).
First up are the quarterbacks. Jared Goff of the Rams (93 Throw Power, 91 Throw Accuracy Deep, 89 Throw Accuracy Medium, 92 Throw Accuracy Short) has the edge over Carson Wentz of the Eagles (93 Throw Power, 87 Throw Accuracy Deep, 89 Throw Accuracy Medium, 91 Throw Accuracy Short), although Wentz is faster (83 versus 80) and better at play action.
The crown jewel of this class from an offensive standpoint, Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, is an 84 overall with 93 Speed, 94 Agility, 95 Acceleration, 90 Carrying, 87 Trucking and 84 Ball Carrier Vision. Madden thinks Zeke is going to make a huge impact (and the video game company is correct).
Ronnie Stanley of the Ravens already has an 89 Pass Block and 91 Run Block rating, although Laremy Tunsil's 92 Pass Block and 90 Run Block beats him. Stanley's 78 Awareness is higher than Tunsil's, which is just a gas-mask bong emoji.
Here are the top five guys drafted:
And here are some other notable offensive skill guys (because Madden):
15. Corey Coleman, WR, Browns: 82 overall (96 speed, 96 agility)
21. Will Fuller, WR, Texans: 80 overall (96 speed, 95 agility)
22. Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins: 80 overall (92 speed, 94 agility)
23. LaQuan Treadwell, WR, Vikings: 80 overall (88 speed, 92 agility)
26. Paxton Lynch, QB, Broncos: 79 overall (74 speed, 79 agility)
Wink of the CBS Eye to Brian Weidey of Sporting News for some ratings
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