By Tim Weaver
EA Sports has released the “Madden” ratings for this some of this year’s most prominent NFL Draft picks. Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley earned a 77 overall rating, tying him with Panthers first-rounder D.J. Moore for the highest-rated wide receiver in this class.
Here’s a more complete breakdown of what Ridley’s “Madden” numbers look like for his first year in the league.
The Falcons’ newest pass attack addition is the fastest option among the five rookie WRs with a 93 Speed. He also possesses more top scores, including a 93 Acceleration, 95 Agility, and 91 Juke. His ball carrier ratings end up around the mid-80s. His downside? His hands. His 81 Catching and 78 Catch in Traffic make him the least reliable option among the five. Ridley is strictly a deep threat.
Before you jump into EA’s mentions on Twitter, remember most rookies never get higher than an 80 overall rating before they hit the field. Also, “Madden” now updates player ratings throughout the season.
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