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NFL players rate themselves much differently than the general public and nothing proves that more than seeing these guys reaction to their Madden ratings.
EA Sports yearly tradition of releasing ratings of these players is great, especially when you see players overrate themselves on certain things.
This year’s twist is having rookies grade their ratings with emojis. The results were, as always spectacular.
EA has consistently not rated rookies over the mid-80s but these rookies keep projecting themselves to be.
Like Leoard Fournette, who thought he’d be a 97 overall. Little did he know that Madden actually rated his stamina at 66. But the 97 rating is laughable, it would have made Fournette the highest rated running back in the game, ahead of Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell who finished last season at 96.
All in all, these reactions are absolutely hysterical.
Here are the ratings for all 32 first round picks:
- Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns: 83
- Mitchell Trubiski, QB, Chicago Bears: 77
- Solomon Thomas, DT, San Francisco 49ers: 79
- Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: 81
- Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: 79
- Jamal Adams, S, New York Jets: 81
- Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers: 79
- Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers: 81
- John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: 77
- Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Kansas City Chiefs: 76
- Marshon Lattimore, CB, New Orleans Saints: 76
- Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans: 76
- Haason Reddick, ILB, Arizona Cardinals: 73
- Derek Barnett, DE, Philadelphia Eagles: 75
- Malik Hooker, S, Indianapolis Colts: 76
- Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens: 75
- Jonathan Allen, DT, Washington Redskins: 73
- Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Tennessee Titans: 74
- O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 82
- Garrett Bolles, OT, Denver Broncos: 77
- Jarrad Davis, ILB, Detroit Lions: 74
- Charles Harris, OLB, Miami Dolphins: 73
- Evan Engram, TE New York Giants: 75
- Gareon Conley, CB, Oakland Raiders: 75
- Jabrill Peppers, S, Cleveland Browns: 76
- Takkarist McKinley, DE, Atlanta Falcons: 75
- Tre’Davious White, CB, Buffalo Bills: 78
- Taco Charlton, DE, Dallas Cowboys: 75
- David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns: 78
- T.J. Watt, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers: 74
- Reuben Foster, ILB, San Francisco 49ers: 76
- Ryan Ramczyk, OT, New Orleans Saints: 78