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‘Madden 22’ Rookie Rankings Released; Pitts And Lawrence At The Top Of The Draft Class

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Are you ready for some Madden?!

As they do every August, game players of the super popular NFL simulation game are getting ready, as “Madden 22” is set for release on August 20th to fans worldwide.

Every year, there’s plenty of rumblings about player rankings, which players got robbed on the rankings and which players might be a bit overvalued.

Rookies are always a huge deal for ‘Madden,’ and this year will be no exception with the number of high profile offensive rookies entering the league via the draft.

The latest rookies is something that a ton of fans focus in on for the game, and one rookie who is getting plenty of love is Atlanta Falcons first-round pick tight end Kyle Pitts.

Pitts is currently sitting with a high 81 rating (ratings are 0-100), and he’s holding off Trevor Lawrence, the first overall pick in the NFL draft this past offseason by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Lawrence is the top when it comes to rookie QBs, sitting with a mark of 78.

The game has to value 2,600 players, evaluating them in categories ranging from passing accuracy to tackling ability.

For rookies, it’s a hard sell. There are some rookies who come out as stars right away, while it takes awhile for others to hit their stride if they do at all.

Here’s a list of more rookies and their rankings for the upcoming ‘Madden 22’ release.

Player Position Team Rating
Kyle Pitts TE Falcons 81
Trevor Lawrence QB Jaguars 78
Jaylen Waddle WR Dolphins 76
Patrick Surtain CB Broncos 76
Zach Wilson QB Jets 75
Ja’Marr Chase WR Bengals 75
DeVonta Smith WR Eagles 75
Penei Sewell OT Lions 75
Trey Lance QB 49ers 74
Justin Fields QB Bears 74

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was also revealed to have a 71 overall rating.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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