How did the Denver Broncos do in the 2018 NFL Draft according to their Madden 19 ratings? We explore the freshly revealed numbers…
The Denver Broncos had one of the best classes of players in the 2018 NFL Draft, but how good was it according to EA Sports and the developers of the new Madden 19 video game?
The Broncos obviously drafted one of the best players in the entire class in Bradley Chubb, who came in with the fifth-highest rating of any rookie in the NFL, and the second highest defensive rookie rating behind only Roquan Smith of the Chicago Bears.
Chubb doesn’t look too bad in the game, either…
It seems like achieving a decent rating in Madden is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Whoever is creating these rating systems is very stingy with the attributes that are handed out, and even 80 overall for a player of Chubb’s caliber seems low.
With that said, Chubb came in tied for the 13th best overall rating on the Broncos’ roster, tied with the likes of Darian Stewart and Brandon McManus.
Here are ratings for the entire Denver Broncos rookie class:
Bradley Chubb, DE: 80 overall
Courtland Sutton, WR: 75 overall
Royce Freeman, RB: 73 overall
DaeSean Hamilton, WR: 71 overall
Troy Fumagalli, TE: 70 overall
Isaac Yiadom, CB: 70 overall
Josey Jewell, LB: 67 overall
Sam Jones, OG: 64 overall
David Williams, RB: 63 overall
Keishawn Bierria, LB: 62 overall
It looks on the surface like these ratings are pretty average, while some of them are a little hard to comprehend.
Specifically, how Josey Jewell is 67 overall is beyond my ability to explain. Jewell was a fourth-round draft pick, but that seems pretty low for a player who produced at such a high level as he did at Iowa.
If I personally owned the game, one of the first things I would do would be to go and create Phillip Lindsay, who has a chance to be the fastest player on the Broncos’ roster.
This looks like a pretty solid rookie class overall on Madden but the roster as a whole may need some tinkering, specifically with some of these rookies.