Madden Rookie Ratings: Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott Tied For Highest Rated at 84

By 11W Staff on May 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Twelve former Ohio State players joined the NFL last week, which means they also got drafted into EA Sports' Madden franchise. 

We'll have to wait until the release of Madden 17 for the full ratings, but EA Sports released ratings for the 2016 NFL Draft's first-rounders in its "Madden Ultimate Team" mode, which allows players to build and play with their own fantasy team.

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick of the draft, carries an 84 rating with a 95 overall "Elite Future" card, which is his potential. Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott, the No. 3 and No. 4 picks, were are in the same tier as Goff.

Overall ratings were chosen by draft position, but according to, individual stats are unique. A full breakdown of Ohio State draftees:

3 JOEY BOSA SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 84 Power Moves (92), Strength (89), Tackle (81), Acceleration (91), Speed (81), Block Shedding (81), Play Recognition (76) 95
4 EZEKIEL ELLIOTT DALLAS COWBOYS 84 Speed (93), Acceleration (95), Agility (94), Elusiveness (85), Carrying (90), Trucking (87), Ball Carrier Vision (84) 95
10 ELI APPLE NEW YORK GIANTS 83 Man Coverage (90), Zone Coverage (84), Press (87), Speed (94), Acceleration (94), Play Recognition (75) 94
16 TAYLOR DECKER DETROIT LIONS 81 Run Block (94), Pass Block (81) 92
20 DARRON LEE NEW YORK GIANTS 81 Pursuit (93), Play Recognition (89) 92

A specific release date for Madden 17 is unknown, but it's usually released in late August.

H/T: UproxxSporting News

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