July 20, 2016 – Today EA Tiburon began the Madden NFL 17 ratings reveal, with the newest NFL players leading the way. The top rookies are currently being featured, and earlier this year some of the most notable picks from the NFL Draft attempted to guess their ratings in various categories.
Every day new player ratings will be released, with the top five quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers getting their honors over the next few days. The best players at each position will be featured over the coming weeks, and will culminate on August 4 and 5, with full team and player ratings. Fans are invited to share their favorite players’ ratings on social media directly from the Ratings Hub on August 5with new sharing functionality, and are encouraged to keep an eye on the official Madden NFL social channels for all the latest ratings reveals.
Ramsey brings explosiveness to the Jaguars’ secondary and has the athletic ability to match-up against the leagues’ best receivers. With ratings of 85 man coverage and 84 zone coverage, he can play all downs and match up nicely in a variety of different defensive schemes. His 93 jump rating will play a big role against the aggressive nature of offensive passing schemes.
Elliot will provide a change of pace for the Cowboys’ run game. He is also a viable 3rd down receiver in the backfield who can pick up yards in a hurry. With 92 speed and 86 carry ratings, Elliot has the ability to play every down and be the workhorse -type back America’s team needed all last season.
Stanley is best in pass protection and his 86 pass blocking proves just that. He has the ability to dominate opposing pass rushers and control the line of scrimmage with his size. 80 agility and 75 acceleration for an offensive linemen makes him one of the quickest in the game.
Aguayo is the first kicker selected in the second round since Mike Nugent was drafted 47th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft and for good reason. 92 kick power and 94 kick accuracy will give you the confidence you need in the kicking game.
Bosa was one of the top players in the 2016 NFL Draft and for good reason. Bosa can get after opposing quarterbacks with either his 80 power move or 84 finesse move. Across the board, his raw athletic stats won’t wow you, but his balance will help bring stability to the Chargers’ defense.
Tunsil is the prototypical linemen who brings size and athleticism to the Dolphins’ trenches. With 88 strength, Tunsil will dominate the line of scrimmage in run and pass situations.
A former college walk on, turn NFL pro, Conklin is best used in running situations where he can take advantage of his 81 acceleration and 83 run blocking.
Coleman has the speed to run past defenders, but will need to work on his 80 route running. His 93 speed will make him difficult to cover in 1-on-1 situations.
Henry has the size and speed to stretch defenses vertically, but also has the ability to be productive in the run game. With 77 run blocking, he can play on 1st and 2nd downs for the Chargers.
Buckner checks off every box in terms of athleticism and his size alone will impact games. Standing 6’7” tall and 291 pounds he will play a vital role in the 49ers’ run defense during his rookie year. His 87 hit power will be cause for concern for opposing ball carriers.
EA Access* members can try Madden NFL 17 before it’s released for a limited time starting August 18, as part of a Play First Trial, only on Xbox One.
Madden NFL 17 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4 andPlayStation®3 on August 23. To learn more about Madden NFL 17, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.
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