With the 2016 NFL Draft complete, EA Sports has given us a first look at the ratings that the rookies will have through the Madden Ultimate Team (MUT). It also gave us a look at how some of these guys will look in their new team’s uniforms.
The top five picks obviously have the best ratings. They are all rated 84, and have a “Future Elite” rating of 95.
1. QB Jared Goff (Rams)
2. QB Carson Wentz (Eagles)
3. DE Joey Bosa (Chargers)
4. RB Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys)
5. CB Jalen Ramsey (Jaguars)
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Goff has the advantage over Wentz in ratings, with a 93 Throw Power, 91 Throw Accuracy Deep, 89 Throw Accuracy Medium, 92 Throw Accuracy Short. Wentz on the other hand, has 93 Throw Power, 87 Throw Accuracy Deep, 89 Throw Accuracy Medium, 91 Throw Accuracy Short.
Former Buckeyes Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott should be a pair of immediate impact rookies in the game, especially Elliott. Elliott boasts a 93 Speed, 94 Agility, 95 Acceleration, 90 Carrying, 87 Trucking and 84 Ball Carrier Vision. If you’re a Cowboys fan and a Madden franchise fan, you should enjoy this new addition to your squad.
The next five picks all hold an 83 rating, and a 94 “Future Elite” rating.
6. LT Ronnie Stanley (Ravens)
7. DE DeForest Buckner (49ers)
8. OT Jack Conklin (Titans)
9. OLB Leonard Floyd (Bears)
10. CB Eli Apple (Giants)
Bears fans will enjoy making use of Leonard Floyd, who has an 87 pursuit, 89 speed, and 91 acceleration rating. If defensive backs are more your flavor, Giants rookie Eli Apple is for you. Apple has a 90 man coverage, 84 zone coverage, 87 press, and 94 speed and acceleration rating.
The 11-15th picks have an 82 rating, and a 93 “Future Elite” rating.
11. CB Vernon Hargreaves III (Bucs)
12. DT Sheldon Rankins (Saints)
13. OT Laremy Tunsil (Dolphins)
14. S Karl Joseph (Raiders)
15. WR Corey Coleman (Browns)
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The 16-20th picks all have an 81 rating, with a 92 “Future Elite” rating.
16. OT Taylor Decker (Lions)
17. S Keanu Neal (Falcons)
18. C Ryan Kelly (Colts)
19. DE Shaq Lawson (Bills)
20. OLB Darron Lee (Jets)
For Colts and Lions fans, you should enjoy your new pieces on your respective offensive lines. The Falcons, Bills, and Jets all added great pieces on the defensive side of the ball, but the Falcons will probably benefit the most from their defensive prospect, after plenty of
Picks 21-24 have a rating of 80, with a 91 “Future Elite” rating, and picks 25-31 have a rating of 79, with a 90 “Future Elite” rating.
21. WR Will Fuller (Texans)
22. WR Josh Doctson (Washington)
23. WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings)
24. CB William Jackson III (Bengals)
25. CB Artie Burns (Steelers)
26. QB Paxton Lynch (Broncos)
27. DT Kenny Clark (Packers)
28. G Joshua Garnett (49ers)
29. DE Robert Nkemdiche (Cardinals)
30. DT Vernon Butler (Panthers)
31. OT Germain Ifedi (Seahawks)
Your last 10 picks clearly aren’t going to be as impactful as those that went in the first 10 picks or so, but playing with Laquon Treadwell should be fun for Vikings fans, who seem to have a complete offensive arsenal with the addition of their 23rd overall pick. Robert Nkemdiche on that Arizona Cardinals defensive line will also be a nice addition to an already strong defense.
Madden NFL 17 isn’t quite here, but fans of the franchise already have something to look forward to. It seems far, but it’ll be here before we know it.