Michael Thomas, Ezekiel Elliott and Malcolm Jenkins Lead Former Ohio State Players in Madden NFL 20 Ratings

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SilverState's picture

Lattimore a little low?

"Year for what?"

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IH8UOFM's picture

Not gonna argue it, but kinda shocked Jenkins is still in the 90's. Denzel not being above 90 kinda hurt my feelings too.

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Archerm's picture

Denzel not being above 90 kinda hurt my feelings too

Did hurt as much as not being invited to the BBQ?

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Bosa seems low to me, idk. I haven't played madden in a few years, so I may be wrong, and bias. 

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PhillyNut's picture

Bosa's injuries has cost him stats relative to others at his position. Just like Thomas if he can get a full year in I would expect to see that number jump next year at least 4 points.

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BuckeyeGoneNuts's picture

I can't say that I have too much of a beef with those rankings.

That said, if you were given your choice to take any of those 5 WR's, who would you take?  Antonio Brown and OBJ are very talented and great receivers, but they seem like divas and possible head cases.  Maybe not in their new scenery, we'll see.  Jones is great but has been injury prone during his career. Hopkins is solid, I think he just hasn't broken out on the scene because he's never had a great QB throwing him the ball.  That brings us to Thomas. He's been great, but he's also benefited from being in a great scheme with a HOF QB throwing him the ball.

Who do you take?

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milhouse4588's picture

Depends on the setup of the rest of my offense. If I need the game-breaking receiver I'm probably going Julio or OBJ. Julio is probably the most physically gifted of all of them.

DHop is plain absurd. He may not have had the best QBs throwing him the ball but he has outperformed all of these guys at one time or another and last season he was pretty much unguardable. Nobody talks about him because nobody talks about the Texans much at all, but if you put him on a team with Brees, Matt Ryan, Big Ben, etc and sites actually talked about him he'd probably be the undisputed #1.

Antonio Brown may be a diva at times but he's pretty much the closest thing to Jerry Rice we have in the NFL since RIce himself. Incredible hands and route running, super smart, reliable, and doesn't get hurt.

You could argue any of these guys for #1 but I'd probably put Thomas at 4 or 5 for now until he puts up another year or two at the same production level.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Only one of these guys holds the NFL record for catches in their first 3 seasons. 

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Bosa as not a 99 seems a bit low.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I ask this not because of the rankings but rather seeing his name made me realize it...

Has there ever been a Buckeye to have a better low key good career than Cam? I ask this as a potential out of town stupid-non Pitt fan as I'd imagine they love him. Former 1st team all pro, couple pro bowls. I have to remind myself sometimes that he was, in fact, a Buckeye (and a damned good one).

Am I crazy or he is one of the best under the radar Buckeyes in the league?

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Kurt Coleman has had one of those careers as well, IMO.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Probably more low key since Cam has performed at really high levels but Coleman has had a nice career too.

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741's picture

With respect, Kurt Coleman has not been to two Pro Bowls nor been named All-Pro.

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BiggHoww's picture

B Mill 70, ouch!

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milhouse4588's picture

Has all the talent in the world but hasn't put it together on the field. He shouldn't be ranked higher than this until he proves it sadly.

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timenchange11's picture

Rankings aside, guys, stop buying these updates. Stop giving money to EA for glorified gambling games. I know you may not care, but there was once a time when a new Madden game actually meant a better product than the year before. Content in the game from the PS2 era isn't provided with the newer versions anymore. PC versions of games used to get updated rosters throughout the year for free. Now they're stripped down versions chalked full of microtransactions and loot boxes to take advantage of personalities that may fall prey to impulse spending, all at our expense. I'm sure you guys can find a way to mod your current version of Madden with updated rosters. Stop giving EA more of your money for crappy versions the product we used to get.

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gobuckscm's picture

The fact that there are 55 former Buckeyes now on active or practice squad rosters to even rate is just insane.  We are living in the Golden Age of Ohio State Football.

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Tresselball4life's picture

JT Barrett 53 is a punch in the nuts.

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tresselballer's picture

Only dude in the whole game who's age is higher than his rating

/s

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I am Kirok's picture

Overall was 53 or was that his THP?

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NYC Buckeye's picture

This list makes me happy, we have elite WR, RB and multiple secondary and defensive line players in the NFL.  I bet we end up with one or two more cracking the 90's during the season.

The very surprising fact, the lack of offensive lineman.  Only two above an 80.

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UrbanPirate's picture

I haven't played Madden in many many years, but for some reason I love checking out this stuff. I'm a little curious about Shazier being in there though. Cool that he's included, but... He's not ever going to suit up again is he? Seems strange to me that he's on there

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JTFor President2016's picture

I'm pretty sure that both Madden, MLB The Show, and the NBA games, keep players in the game until they officially retire. I remember Ray Allen being in 2K games for a year or 2 after he was done, because he never officially retired. Same with Manny Ramirez. 

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

That is a lot of Buckeyes in the NFL!!!

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CowCat's picture

Ryan Shazier is on the list. Not sure whether that's cool or cruel.

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Buck298's picture

CAMERON JOHNSTON P PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 69 ............nice

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Buckeye_Bobcat's picture

I think Sam Hubbard was pretty low at 73.  Kinda thought he would be around 77-79.

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JTFor President2016's picture

Malcolm Jenkins is just unreal. He gets wayy less hype than he should. Dude has missed a combined 8 games in his career. On and off the field, he is a legend. 

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SaltyD0gg's picture

I think Noah Spence should be on this list...

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741's picture

Some solid instances of #disrespek here. Some of these men will use it as fuel. 

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