02:45 PM - July 18, 2011 by P21J
There are few better moments in sports gaming than landing an impact rookie who can step in immediately and improve your team. Ndamukong Suh was able to do that for the Detroit Lions, and it's that time of year again where we get our first look at the players who will be immediate contributors in Madden NFL 12.
A fresh infusion of talent by way of the NFL draft is the surest way your favorite team can build for the future. Why do you think we always debate the top draft classes and not the top free agency classes of all time? We get excited adding rookies to Madden NFL 12 too. Rather than tweaking and adjusting ratings for the same old veterans we get to build new guys from scratch, projecting how they’ll transition to the pro game. If only their coaches could do that.
Today we’re looking at the top overall rookies in Madden NFL 12 according to ratings. Simply put, these are the new guys we’ve added to the game that should have the biggest impact right out of the box.
There are a lot more rookies in a lot more categories –like Top Wide Receivers or Running Backs—so keep it locked here. For now, get to know this batch of first year players.
10. Robert Quinn - DE - STL - 78 OVR
9. Julio Jones - WR, ATL - 78 OVR
8. Mark Ingram - RB - NO - 79 OVR
7. Mike Puncey - OL - MIA - 79 OVR
6. Von Miller - OLB - DEN - 79 OVR
5. J.J. Watt - DE - HOU - 80 OVR
4. A.J. Green - WR - CIN - 80 OVR
3. Prince Amukamara - CB - NYG - 81 OVR
2. Marcell Dareus - DE - BUF - 82 OVR
1. Patrick Peterson - CB - ARZ - 82 OVR
That’s our look at the top rookies in Madden NFL 12. There are a lot more rookies in a lot more categories still to come. And remember we’ll be consistently updating all rosters and all players during the 2011 NFL season, so these lists are just a starting point. Keep it here for more on Madden NFL 12 rookies, ratings and info.
Source: Rookie Ratings: Top Rookies in Madden NFL 12