Years ago, before Twitter was as popular as it is, one of my favorite parts about buying a new Madden game was seeing what the incoming rookie were rated.
I’d spend the first few hours of the game just looking at the rankings, not even really playing the game. I’d look at overall, then skill attributes, then intangibles, and even the gear they were wearing. Those little parts of the game are why I loved playing.
Nowadays, Madden gives us a little sneak peak at some of those rookie rankings by releasing the overalls for all 32 of the first round picks that will be featured in the upcoming. game.
Here’s what they are.
So , what do you think?
I certainly have my opinions, but who’s too high and who’s too low in your mind?
Let’s hear it!
*UPDATE: These are the rookies ratings just for Madden’s Ultimate Team, which might not necessarily be their overall in the game itself. They did this the year before where they just rated the prospects on draft position. Which, OK, but it’s still odd to release as such.*
P.S. I’ve floated around the idea of having a “Pewter Report Madden Franchise League” for PS4 and Xbox One in the upcoming Madden 18. If any of you are interested in that, let me know!
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: email@example.com
You would spend hours reviewing Madden rookie rankings? You must not get out that much
Yes, definitely interested. How has that not been a thing yet?
Also, these rankings just look like they were lazy. Descending order from top pick 😯. 81 for Howard seems a couple points too low for me but that gives him a lot of room for improvement for next Madden ratings.
I was thinking the same thing. Let’s be lazy and put in rankings based on where they were drafted. No qb or ol should even be on this list, based on scouts’ opinions before the draft. Rueben Foster is way too low. This guy is supposed to be the most complete lb to come out since Kuechly. Questions about his shoulder caused his stock to drop. BTW, I think Trubisky and Mahomes are ranked higher than Jameis and Mariota were as rookies. Ridiculous.
I wonder what Jameis rating is, because they have Mitchell Trubisky is rated at 83.
The whole list is silly as others have mentioned. The harsh reality is about half of the first round will not be successful. Some of the early picks will be busts.
I remember reading Sapp stating that Garrett was very over rated. Could Sapp be wrong?
Possibly but I trust his evaluation more than whomever made that list.
Interested in Madden franchise league
I am PS4 too.
None of the qbs should be in the 80’s Evan Engram should have been picked after Njoku.
100% on board for a madden franchise (ps4)
start on madden 17 and continue on 18 or just start one when 18 comes out??
Interested in the madden franchise (ps4) – fantasy draft in my opinion (should be taken to a vote). Start new on 18.
I agree completely. It looks completely lazy on madden’s part. These ratings are garbage. They should be embarrassed.
I’m all for joining a madden league for either 17 or 18. My Xbox live name is Maxxxxx88. I’m assuming everyone wants the Bucs as their team. That my 1st choice as well! Would you do a fantasy draft or keep teams as is?
Howard should have been highest rated TE IMO… weird how they rated players this way. Seems very generic and half assed…
I think the fair way to do it would be to randomize the teams for each participant and to do a fantasy draft to kick it off.
I’m 100% in on an Xbox madden league if you start one. My copies already on preorder.
Also if anyone wants to play, add my gamer tag GoBucs2469
Would love a pewter report league. Anyone down for a game or league, hit me up on ps4 danedingo24
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