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EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 wide receivers in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Antonio Brown (Overall 97)
  • Julio Jones (Overall 96)
  • A.J. Green (Overall 93)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Overall 93)
  • DeAndre Hopkins (Overall 93)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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# 1 smiley3 @ 07/23/16 11:33 AM
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# 2 Datninja619 @ 07/23/16 11:40 AM
I approve of this list. Glad DeAndre got his recognition. I wonder what Keenan Allen rating is. He was on track to possibly be on this list or top 10 before his unfortunate injury.

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# 3 The JareBear @ 07/23/16 11:50 AM
I think this is the best list of three so far.

Screenshots look great
 
# 4 auburnfan2 @ 07/23/16 11:54 AM
Julio #11


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# 5 SolidSquid @ 07/23/16 12:05 PM
AB Odell and Nuk just don't look right with out their mouth guards. Hopefully next year
 
# 6 jsteele14 @ 07/23/16 12:08 PM
Interesting that they consider the best WRs to be better than the best RBs. I agree with that.

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# 7 BreakingBad2013 @ 07/23/16 12:09 PM
WRs going to be so inflated!

Fitzgerald
Brandon Marshall
Jeremy Maclin
Jarvis Landry
D. Thomas (Broncos)

Gotta be somewhere up there. Going to be low 90s-high 80s
 
# 8 The JareBear @ 07/23/16 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BreakingBad2013
WRs going to be so inflated!

Fitzgerald
Brandon Marshall
Jeremy Maclin
Jarvis Landry
D. Thomas (Broncos)

Gotta be somewhere up there. Going to be low 90s-high 80s
Allen Robinson, Mike Evans, Emmanual Sanders.....yeah a lot of guys had good years last season. I could see quite a few in the high 80s
 
# 9 smiley3 @ 07/23/16 12:15 PM
All I gotta say is where is Dez at ? Haha [emoji13]


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# 10 TheGentlemanGhost @ 07/23/16 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BreakingBad2013
WRs going to be so inflated!

Fitzgerald
Brandon Marshall
Jeremy Maclin
Jarvis Landry
D. Thomas (Broncos)

Gotta be somewhere up there. Going to be low 90s-high 80s
Not with this revised rating scale...thankfully. Madden's had it all wrong for years making ovr ratings more than they needed them to be. Only so many players per position should be in the 90s and that should be reserved for players that are absolute beast EVERYWHERE or exceptionally outstanding in the key attributes of that position. For too long Madden has spoiled us with inflated ratings, welcome to the era of the spread lol...hopefully.
 
# 11 BreakingBad2013 @ 07/23/16 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TheGentlemanGhost
Not with this revised rating scale...thankfully. Madden's had it all wrong for years making ovr ratings more than they needed them to be. Only so many players per position should be in the 90s and that should be reserved for players that are absolute beast EVERYWHERE or exceptionally outstanding in the key attributes of that position. For too long Madden has spoiled us with inflated ratings, welcome to the era of the spread lol...hopefully.
That's my point. I prefer a spread. I'd like to see a 0-100 scale. But looking at the top 5 WRs, there are another 6 or 7, maybe even 8 or 9 that have to be up there. I think ratings will again be inflated, because they try to fit all of the NFL players from about 55/60-99. Where it should be 1-99. Especially squeezing 2200 or so players into 39 rating numbers. That gives you 57 players per rating number.

From our Madden experiences we look at some 70s as starters based on their skills. Imagine having:

Tom Brady 94
Matt Ryan 76
Sam Bradford 66
Kevin Kolb 43
Jamarcus Russel 13

Or something like:

Darrell REVIS 90
Jason Varrett 75
Jalen Ramsay 62
Dimitri Patterson 48
Etc.

You'd have a legit amount of super stars, feeling elite. And bums would be bums, huge liabilities.

Imagine the draft impact of you draft a 21 overall player first round, and pickup a 67 overall in the 6th round!

Overalls:
0-10 can't even get a tryout
11-20 project, has physical tools, just not technical or intangibles.
21-30 practice squad project
31-40 bench player

41-50 fringe starter
51-60 average starter
61-70 solid starter, just really solid in what he does.

71-80 really good player, not HOF caliber, but Pro bowl potential

81-89 Excellent player, just right under HOF, consistent All Pro, just not ground breaking

90+ First ballot HOF
 
# 12 TecmoZack @ 07/23/16 01:08 PM
Dez an 88?


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# 13 JayD @ 07/23/16 01:08 PM
I really wish the Falcons would switch back to those uniforms but with the black helmet
 
# 14 Yazan Gable @ 07/23/16 01:13 PM
Love the consistent arbitrariness of NINETY PLUS IS HALL OF FAME. As if we're supposed to predict an entire player's career ahead of time. Or that a player who is a Hall of Famer but is at the tail end of their career is garbage so suddenly they're not a hall of famer (Peyton Manning). Fewer players at the tip top is good, but there are still going to be plenty of very good players who deserve to be up there.
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Originally Posted by TheGentlemanGhost
Not with this revised rating scale...thankfully. Madden's had it all wrong for years making ovr ratings more than they needed them to be. Only so many players per position should be in the 90s and that should be reserved for players that are absolute beast EVERYWHERE or exceptionally outstanding in the key attributes of that position. For too long Madden has spoiled us with inflated ratings, welcome to the era of the spread lol...hopefully.
Except nowadays it's a lot easier than before to get star wide receivers (nearly every team has at least one) so if there are loads of low-90s high 80s it would fit with how the league looks right now.
 
# 15 snc237 @ 07/23/16 01:15 PM
I wonder if they speed ratings been tuned or everything's just poorly worded. Same thing as yesterday's RBs (I'm paraphrasing) "the guy has break out speed" he has like 92 speed then they say "this guy won't be running past anyone" the guy has 90 speed". Plus I also noticed the fast guy we have seen so far has 93 speed, which makes me wonder if there's a big difference between an 86 speed and 90 per say.
 
# 16 Yazan Gable @ 07/23/16 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jsteele14
Interesting that they consider the best WRs to be better than the best RBs. I agree with that.
That's a weird thing to note. I'm sure there'll be Kickers better than Adrian Peterson in OVR, doesn't really mean much.
 
# 17 BreakingBad2013 @ 07/23/16 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Yazan Gable
Love the consistent arbitrariness of NINETY PLUS IS HALL OF FAME. As if we're supposed to predict an entire player's career ahead of time. Or that a player who is a Hall of Famer but is at the tail end of their career is garbage so suddenly they're not a hall of famer (Peyton Manning). Fewer players at the tip top is good, but there are still going to be plenty of very good players who deserve to be up there. Except nowadays it's a lot easier than before to get star wide receivers (nearly every team has at least one) so if there are loads of low-90s high 80s it would fit with how the league looks right now.
Understandable, is Tom Brady a Hall of Famer? Is JJ Watt HOF caliber? Is REVIS going to be a hall of famer? Being high 90s is about being consistent and playing at an elite level. That's how I would value someone. If you're a 77 and for 6 years you solidify yourself as one of the best, year in and year out, you'll be a HOF or whatever. There have been flash in the pan players, and they shouldn't be rated season by season, but career production and consistency. Nick Foles should've been a 90s few years ago based on 27 TDs 2 INTs, now look at em.
 
# 18 BreakingBad2013 @ 07/23/16 01:27 PM
Also it's not arbitrary. 90+ is the highest you can go in madden. Isn't the highest level of football to be a hall of famer? It makes perfect sense
 
# 19 Yazan Gable @ 07/23/16 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BreakingBad2013
Also it's not arbitrary. 90+ is the highest you can go in madden. Isn't the highest level of football to be a hall of famer? It makes perfect sense
No, the highest you can get is 99. And it depends on your performance that season. 2015 Peyton Manning should have been in the mid-70s range based on his performance, but he's still a hall of fame quarterback. Got to stay at mid-80s since for whatever reason the person rating him didn't want to admit (?) that Peyton became worse than Josh McCown. Also so what if Nick Foles was a high 80s/low 90s player? That's how good he was that season and it reflects on his performance. Until they do transparent analysis of these ratings and expanded mechanics involving the scheme and playcalling you're not going to accurately reflect that Nick Foles looked great because the playcalling gave him clear and easy reads passing to great receivers who bailed out his bad passes and a great offensive line protecting him.
 
# 20 BreakingBad2013 @ 07/23/16 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Yazan Gable
No, the highest you can get is 99. And it depends on your performance that season. 2015 Peyton Manning should have been in the mid-70s range based on his performance, but he's still a hall of fame quarterback. Got to stay at mid-80s since for whatever reason the person rating him didn't want to admit (?) that Peyton became worse than Josh McCown. Also so what if Nick Foles was a high 80s/low 90s player? That's how good he was that season and it reflects on his performance. Until they do transparent analysis of these ratings and expanded mechanics involving the scheme and playcalling you're not going to accurately reflect that Nick Foles looked great because the playcalling gave him clear and easy reads passing to great receivers who bailed out his bad passes and a great offensive line protecting him.
The caliber of a player is based on consistency and long term. Anyways, they need to spread ratings, you're focusing on the most minuscule thing in my entire post lol. 90+ to me should be compared to all time greats. Like Barry Sanders, Tom Brady, and Deion Sanders. There's certain players that may be great bust still not on their caliber.
 

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