Patrick Peterson Enters Madden NFL 12 as Top Rated Rookie

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Posted May 19th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

No surprise here as Arizona Cardinals corner/return specialist Patrick Peterson will be the top rated rookie in Madden 12. ESPN has detailed his full ratings set as the projected starter debuts with an 82 overall rating.

97 speed, 96 agility, 93 acceleration, 93 jumping, 77 catching (highest for any rookie CB), and 91 return. In terms of his defensive skill set, Peterson clocks in with 89 man coverage, 82 zone coverage, and 90 press.

There was little question that Peterson would be the top rated rookie despite being selected fifth given his position and skill set. AJ Green, Marcell Dareus, Von Miller, Julio Jones, and Mark Ingram would appear to be the only other players that even have a shot at an 80+ rating. The high of 82 overall is below the 85 given last year to three players.

  • Wubby

     he deserves it

    • Anonymous

      89 Press Coverage and 77 Catching for a rookie CB?

      He deserves it?

      Name the last CB who came in and dominated as a rookie….82 is too high as are pretty much everyone of his ratings

      • Parker

        devin mccourty was named second team all pro by the AP….LAST YEAR. thats all pro not the pro bowl which is a popularity contest. an 82 overall rating isnt dominating either.

        • littleunc1

           Aman_Ra: you just got taken to school!

          • Anonymous

            IT was a good response I give him props 

        • Anonymous

          They were like the 25th best defense in the league.  Everyone knows Patriot players get over-hyped by the league.  2nd team is nothing, no one remembers those guys.  You are just a fan homey

          • Lol

            Second team all-pro is “nothing”? Pass that crack pipe, bud. The only thing more prestigious is first-team all-pro or one of the MVP awards: OPOY, DPOY, or the MVQ*

            *”Most Valuable Quarterback,” which they’ll give to an RB once or twice a decade to throw us off

          • Anonymous

            If I asked you who was second team anything last year in any sport, you couldn’t guess more than 3 people. 

            I’m sorry but second team all-pro is less prestigious than MVP runner up.

            Besides you dropped an excellent point about the exception to the rule.  you know what I was talking about in the beginning

        • Lol

          Exception to the rule. Was anyone predicting McCourty to do that well? Was he even the highest-rated (by “conventional wisdom” standards) CB in that draft? No, no. Generally rookie CBs don’t give you much of anything. Generally, you can’t expect much of anything out of a rookie QB or WR either. One guy having a good rookie year doesn’t change this.

          What EA needs to do is have different progression schemes and different base ratings for rookies of different positions. You expect a top rookie lineman (either side of the ball) to come in more ready to play than most positions, but you also expect them to level off sooner. WRs and CBs and QBs start slower, but grow longer because more of their game is mental/scheme/coaching and there’s more of an adjustment between NCAA and NFL. Besides blocking schemes, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between being a RB in college or the pros.

          The only one of these that EA depicts remotely accurately is an RB, and that’s only because they’ve finally figured out that RBs fall off a cliff after they turn 30. They need a more robust system than just slapping a 75-80 on most everyone that gets drafted in the first round. Remains to be seen how this year’s progression works, but in the past it meant that the league became loaded with young 85-90+ OVR guys a couple years into franchise.

        • Lol

          Exception to the rule. Was anyone predicting McCourty to do that well? Was he even the highest-rated (by “conventional wisdom” standards) CB in that draft? No, no. Generally rookie CBs don’t give you much of anything. Generally, you can’t expect much of anything out of a rookie QB or WR either. One guy having a good rookie year doesn’t change this.

          What EA needs to do is have different progression schemes and different base ratings for rookies of different positions. You expect a top rookie lineman (either side of the ball) to come in more ready to play than most positions, but you also expect them to level off sooner. WRs and CBs and QBs start slower, but grow longer because more of their game is mental/scheme/coaching and there’s more of an adjustment between NCAA and NFL. Besides blocking schemes, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between being a RB in college or the pros.

          The only one of these that EA depicts remotely accurately is an RB, and that’s only because they’ve finally figured out that RBs fall off a cliff after they turn 30. They need a more robust system than just slapping a 75-80 on most everyone that gets drafted in the first round. Remains to be seen how this year’s progression works, but in the past it meant that the league became loaded with young 85-90+ OVR guys a couple years into franchise.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

             so what your saying is wrs, qbs, and cbs, have a higher celing than o-linemen, cause that is wrong. most o-linemen mature quicker than those positions but to say that wrs,qbs, and cbs are all better is wrong

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

             so what your saying is wrs, qbs, and cbs, have a higher celing than o-linemen, cause that is wrong. most o-linemen mature quicker than those positions but to say that wrs,qbs, and cbs are all better is wrong

          • Anonymous

            EXACTLY 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

           from watching him, he didn’t shut down many receivers, he just got some lucky breaks with bad passes not to mention mcourty has the hands of a starting NFL receiver

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

           from watching him, he didn’t shut down many receivers, he just got some lucky breaks with bad passes not to mention mcourty has the hands of a starting NFL receiver

        • DonRSD aka PSN DonVCorleone

           82 overall doesnt matter.
          speed is all that matters in madden and peterson is now a shutdown cb LOL

          you puppets should know that NO STAT MATTERS BESIDES SPEED in madden.

          bow to nfl 2k where skill sets actually made a difference.

          hakeem nicks or steve smith (nyg) will be shut down by peterson as his speed trumps any skill set.
          steve smith precise route running & hands or hakeem nicks big frame & great hands mean nothing when speed can counter any precise route running or 5 step advantage.

          madden doesnt replicate the nfl in any way besides real teams, players & stadiums.
          the gameplay & stats is horrible

          • Koachvonner

            I agree with this. You can take any WR, RB, and or QB and he can be cold in matter is his speed is right. One of the best QB’s in Madden is Seneca Wallace. Now because of his rating, but because of his speed. The worst feeling ever is to play an Online game and before the kickoff the guy calls timeout. Next thing you know you are trying to stop Dennis Dixon instead of Fat Roethinsburger (However you spell it). Its already bad enough you have to stop the WR’s and score on that defense. Now they have a fast QB. CHEESERS MAN!!!!!!

            His statement is True. Madden is based on straight SPEED 80% of the time

          • 43steel43

            HEY WATCH YOUR MOUTH ABOUT BIG BEN 

          • Smsixx

             why would I bow to a game that is 6 years old and its publishers (2k) chose to bid on MLB rights rathar then NFL rights?

            Im so sick of you stupid kids…you stay home, don’t work, get fat, and watch youtube videos all day that influence your weak feeble minds. At the end of the day your playing A GAME! Stop with your self-righteous loser opinions because your not going to convert anyone. If you don’t like Madden…don’t buy it. If your content with NFL 2k5…good for you. Now stop trying to ram it down peoples throats like your a christian trying to convert an atheist.

          • 43steel43

            YOU SETTLE FOR ANYTHING 

          • Smsixx

             why would I bow to a game that is 6 years old and its publishers (2k) chose to bid on MLB rights rathar then NFL rights?

            Im so sick of you stupid kids…you stay home, don’t work, get fat, and watch youtube videos all day that influence your weak feeble minds. At the end of the day your playing A GAME! Stop with your self-righteous loser opinions because your not going to convert anyone. If you don’t like Madden…don’t buy it. If your content with NFL 2k5…good for you. Now stop trying to ram it down peoples throats like your a christian trying to convert an atheist.

          • 43steel43

            PREACH ON BROTHER, THATS THE MF TRUTH, SPEEDS TRIUMPS EVERY THING

      • Mike Jones

        Dude you are hardcore….Peterson has the size and skill set to become the next Rod/Charles Woodson. 82 is pretty good for a rookie of his type. They didn’t mention the awareness rating, which may be in the mid to high 40′s or low 50′s. I hope they didn’t snub the other players Pasta mentioned, they should be rated in the 80′s also. Well, maybe except Mark Ingram

        • Anonymous

          Awareness is a joke 

        • Lol

          I wouldn’t disagree with Ingram being in the low 80s. The part that’s important is that NO spent a late-first on him when you can easily get a guy who will perform to the same level on the second or third days of the draft. It’s not that Ingram’s bad, it’s that he wasn’t a good value and most teams have figured out that given the prevalence of RBBC, and ability of various systems (Shanny ZBS etc) to make anyone they stick in at least halfway decent, backs just aren’t worth taking that high. 

          • Lol

             I guess that should really be Gibbs ZBS, but whatever. Shanahan’s the one who has developed the reputation of being able to get 1000 yards outt’ve anyone off the street so there you go.

      • Dwill0408

         You have a great point, the last cornerback that had an impact to their team like Peterson will have was probably the 14th pick in the 2007 draft which was Darrell Revis aka Revis Island or maybe his new teammate which was the 16th pick in the 2008 draft Dominique Rogers-Cromartie…

      • Dwill0408

         You have a great point, the last cornerback that had an impact to their team like Peterson will have was probably the 14th pick in the 2007 draft which was Darrell Revis aka Revis Island or maybe his new teammate which was the 16th pick in the 2008 draft Dominique Rogers-Cromartie…

      • Dwill0408

         You have a great point, the last cornerback that had an impact to their team like Peterson will have was probably the 14th pick in the 2007 draft which was Darrell Revis aka Revis Island or maybe his new teammate which was the 16th pick in the 2008 draft Dominique Rogers-Cromartie…

  • Wubby

     he deserves it

  • WFColonel56

    really? 90 press…….if he has 90 press than julio jones must have 93 beat press. If not then idk man

    • Lol

      Yeah the biggest problem here is room to grow. If a guy has 90-95 in a given attribute before he even plays a game, the only place there’s room for him to improve are in mental stats like AWR that to this point haven’t been demonstrated to do much. They need to change the curve so anyone who isn’t a true once-a-generation freak like Suh has more room to get better. Of course, they also need to change the engine so that AWR and other mental states make a bigger difference.

      • Infemous

         for real man I agree. BUT PP is that sort of prospect like Suh. Suh is a once in every 5 to 10 year DT, PP that at CB, Eric Berry S, Sam Bradford QB etc. We gotta wait for the DE to come soon, maybe Coples?

        but press should be low for any rookie, as should awr and the general coverage. at 90+ speed and agility etc. and 6,2 he’s already shut down calibre, let him progress into that role. When people say PP is a shutdown calibre CB they’re saying he is the potential to be one, not that he is one out of college, same with Suh, he wasn’t guaranteed 10 sacks in his rookie year but he had the skills to be that dominant in a year or so’s time.

        sheeeeeesh donny moore is an imbecile. Watch Dareus be not far off of Suh and McCoy in terms of skillset.

    • Atlfan556

      idont get that either imean in college CB’s dont press so wtf is ea thinking iswear i should be doing that shit for them ill even do it for free just because these guys suck its so sad 

    • Atlfan556

      idont get that either imean in college CB’s dont press so wtf is ea thinking iswear i should be doing that shit for them ill even do it for free just because these guys suck its so sad 

  • WFColonel56

    really? 90 press…….if he has 90 press than julio jones must have 93 beat press. If not then idk man

  • WFColonel56

    really? 90 press…….if he has 90 press than julio jones must have 93 beat press. If not then idk man

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NRGZ2LOJR3GXOGUAISNQB3BE74 king of kings

    im hype for this right here patrick peterson should have went first overall imo
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NRGZ2LOJR3GXOGUAISNQB3BE74 king of kings

    im hype for this right here patrick peterson should have went first overall imo
     

    • Jarod

      Carolina needed someone who can pass, because although Peterson would intercept like crap, they’d just go three-and-out. 

    • Lol

      If a team is drafting for need (a bad idea in its own right) and they need a QB, then they’re going to prioritize a halfway-way decent QB over a dominant CB. And if the front 7 isn’t there it’s too easy to just throw away from dominant CBs. See also: Asomugha, Nnamdi.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NRGZ2LOJR3GXOGUAISNQB3BE74 king of kings

    im hype for this right here patrick peterson should have went first overall imo
     

  • Anonymous

    anyone know when anymore ratings will be released rookie or not?

    • Jarod

       I’m asking the same question. I’m looking all over the web and can’t find a thing. I’ll tell you if I do.

      • Anonymous

         best ive seen is the few ratings you catch on the screen shots/videos of madden 12 on ea or facebook

  • Anonymous

    anyone know when anymore ratings will be released rookie or not?

  • Anonymous

    anyone know when anymore ratings will be released rookie or not?

  • Dymez

     I believe this was expected but, damn 89 man coverage?  So Jimmy Smith’s man coverage rating should be like 95 then, and I doubt it will be, so that’s wrong.  Peterson has a load of talent but he’s not better at man to man coverage than Smith.  It’s his physical skills which gives him the ability to recover after getting beat that makes him a good corner.

    • Lol

      Yeah that was the weirdest thing to me. Man coverage is Peterson’s most noteworthy flaw. I’ve even seen him referred to as ie, “The total package, other than his man coverage ability.” Which is a really odd way to phrase it… because doesn’t that mean he isn’t the total package? lol. 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YNPLC6XLXD44JA73ZGZRIU5WXY Jesse

     Since when did coverage skill matter in Madden anyways? I will bitch about Peterson’s ratings after I see adequate game play proving those attributes actually matter first.

    • yabadabadooo

      realist thing i heard all day.  but hell be shutdown corner no matter what since his speed is 97. all other ratings are useless….in madden atleast

      • Philosophy

         Yep that’s true all other ratings have no meaning what so ever in madden saddly…

        • Lol

          Well, we’ll have these double move “pump fake window” things that will give us plenty of opportunity to test whether they’ve finally made awareness and coverage stats matter. If the improved zone coverage is anywhere near what it’s cracked up to be, there should be plenty of chances to check for guys failing to pass off correctly, playing their zone too rigidly when there’s nobody around to threaten it, and etc.

  • Sidmcgee23

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  • Allmaddenking

    You forgot to put him in a eagles uni in that pic ;)

    • Jarod

      YES! YOU KNOW YOUR FOOTBALL!!! :D Of course, Nnamdi Asomugha would be another option.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441642492 JoeCB91

      You are high if you think the Cards drafted him just so they could trade him for Kolb.

      • Guest

         Why would that be out of the question if they were going to trade the pick before the NFL Draft if the CBA allowed? Fact: The Cardinals want Kevin Kolb. Another fact: The Eagles wanted Peterson. Where am I losing you?

        • Smsixx

           When was the lasty time you saw a top 10 pick get drafted by a team and then traded before a season even started? If this deal was to happen it would have occured on draft day and THE PICK WOULD HAVE BEEN TRADED FOR KOLB.

          Reports in Detroit came out the day after the draft that the Lions offered to swap 1st round picks with the Cardinals and also give them their 2nd and 4th round choices to get Peterson…the Cardinals declined saying that Peterson was “their guy” and if any team had offered their whole draft for the 5th pick that they would have “declined the trade”.

          Your a smart one aren’t you? The Cardinals are not going to trade Peterson for anyone or anything.

          • Jarod

            Teams weren’t allowed to trade players. I think that the Cards wanted Kolb and knew they had no one to trade for Kolb and since they couldn’t trade for him on draft day, they got who they knew the Eagles wanted. Patrick Peterson.

        • Smsixx

           When was the lasty time you saw a top 10 pick get drafted by a team and then traded before a season even started? If this deal was to happen it would have occured on draft day and THE PICK WOULD HAVE BEEN TRADED FOR KOLB.

          Reports in Detroit came out the day after the draft that the Lions offered to swap 1st round picks with the Cardinals and also give them their 2nd and 4th round choices to get Peterson…the Cardinals declined saying that Peterson was “their guy” and if any team had offered their whole draft for the 5th pick that they would have “declined the trade”.

          Your a smart one aren’t you? The Cardinals are not going to trade Peterson for anyone or anything.

        • Smsixx

           When was the lasty time you saw a top 10 pick get drafted by a team and then traded before a season even started? If this deal was to happen it would have occured on draft day and THE PICK WOULD HAVE BEEN TRADED FOR KOLB.

          Reports in Detroit came out the day after the draft that the Lions offered to swap 1st round picks with the Cardinals and also give them their 2nd and 4th round choices to get Peterson…the Cardinals declined saying that Peterson was “their guy” and if any team had offered their whole draft for the 5th pick that they would have “declined the trade”.

          Your a smart one aren’t you? The Cardinals are not going to trade Peterson for anyone or anything.

        • Atlfan556

           kept playing madden man thats the only time that shit would happen cards have a shitty D just as O, now that pp is the with drc they should do ok on D. and as for O ithink they shou;d go after a vet like donovan mcnabb witch ithink is more likely since its going to be a lot cheaper

        • Jackiedunfee

           Kolb has done nothing to prove himself as a high caliber QB or even a starting QB at that matter. He does not demand the trade value for the 5th pick in the draft which is what Patrick P was. On another note how in the hell is Kolb rated 85 in Madden 12 and Cutler is only a 87. i kno everybody hates Cutler but since hes come into the nfl only 6 QBS have thrown more tds and yards then cutler.

          • Jackiedunfee

            And for you cutler haters cutler has around 40 more TD passes than INT for his Career

          • Jackiedunfee

            And for you cutler haters cutler has around 40 more TD passes than INT for his Career

          • Jackiedunfee

            And for you cutler haters cutler has around 40 more TD passes than INT for his Career

          • http://www.facebook.com/cush2push Geoff Wightman

            thats amazing in only half a games work to pull those kinds of numbers  

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441642492 JoeCB91

             I thought Kolb was a 75 in this game.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441642492 JoeCB91

             I thought Kolb was a 75 in this game.

        • Jackiedunfee

           Kolb has done nothing to prove himself as a high caliber QB or even a starting QB at that matter. He does not demand the trade value for the 5th pick in the draft which is what Patrick P was. On another note how in the hell is Kolb rated 85 in Madden 12 and Cutler is only a 87. i kno everybody hates Cutler but since hes come into the nfl only 6 QBS have thrown more tds and yards then cutler.

      • Atlfan556

        retard haha 

      • Atlfan556

        retard haha 

  • Xcef2008

     I hope Nick Fairly doesn’t get screwed because of where he got picked. A lot of people said he should of been a Top 5 pick. The Lions just got lucky by getting him where they did. 

    • Lol

      Fairley’s thing was character and effort. He has a mean streak, and there’s concern that he’s going to be the next guy to stomp on an opponent’s face mask ie. Haynesworth. In other words, he’ll probably do just fine in Madden.

  • WALKERGODEEP

    I BET REGUS BENN BEATS HIM DEEP AND DO A MIRACULOUS CATCH AND SCORE ON PETERSON!!!! :) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Levanduski/100000715495011 Matthew Levanduski

       Freeman better get some love this year, same with Talib

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

        the only love talib is getting is man love cause the fucker is goin to jail, lmao

      • Atlfan556

        freeman should be 86 but talib? lol suka going to jail lol

    • Smsixx

       who??? lol

      • WALKERGODEEP

         arrelious AKA regus benn

    • Smsixx

       who??? lol

    • Smsixx

       who??? lol

  • WFColonel56

    This rating wouldnt bother me as much other than the fact that Julio Jones LIT HIM UP when they played last year….Jones needs his just due, because PP7 d@mn sure got his

  • WFColonel56

    This rating wouldnt bother me as much other than the fact that Julio Jones LIT HIM UP when they played last year….Jones needs his just due, because PP7 d@mn sure got his

  • Pete Rose

    I honeslty wish all rookies were rated low, then playng time rally get them up there over the years. I hate seeing a bunch of high rated players just a few years into an EA football game.

  • Pete Rose

    I honeslty wish all rookies were rated low, then playng time rally get them up there over the years. I hate seeing a bunch of high rated players just a few years into an EA football game.

  • Mavrick

    Another year of Donny Moore’s shitty ass ratings. Looks like I found 1 reason to hate this years madden.FML
     

  • Mavrick

    Another year of Donny Moore’s shitty ass ratings. Looks like I found 1 reason to hate this years madden.FML
     

  • Mc979007

    He hasn’t signed a contract yet and EA has given him a Pro Bowl rating…more EA marking hype! 

    • Guest

       LOL. An 82 overall is a Pro Bowl rating??? Since when? That’s funny since I can’t think of any Pro Bowler with a rating in the low 80′s.

      • Mc979007

        It’s called exaggeration, anyway you look at it, for a rookie yhat rating is still too high

  • DonRSD aka PSN DonVCorleone

    97 speed means he is a top tier cb in madden.
    all the other stuff doesnt matter

    what a flake of a game

    • Mc979007

      “A flake of a game”…just ad milk…lol 

  • DonRSD aka PSN DonVCorleone

    i wonder what Giants 7th round draft pick,
    Da’Rel Scott speed will be.

    he ran the fastest 40 of anyone in the draft :)

    on a negative side, madden is pathetic that all anyone cares about is speed
    also pathetic is how speedy/small rbs can truck tacklers like the big rbs/fbs lol

    • Mc979007

      Well you know what they say…”speed kills” and so far, it looks like madden is going nowhere fast… 

  • http://twitter.com/GunsNRoses300 fsda

     easilly the best player in the draft, and should be way higher than 82.

    • 83

       Based on what exactly? he hasn’t played one snap.

    • 83

       Based on what exactly? he hasn’t played one snap.

  • Atlfan556

     idont get it, imean in college CB’s dont press so wtf is ea thinking giving hin 90 press? atleast 83-84 and iwouldn’t mind but damn.iswear i should be doing that shit for them ill even do it for free just because these guys suck its so sad 

    • Dwill0408

       I played football at University of Nebraska…I was a strong safety and we blitzed a ton and played bump and run constintley…so for you to say college doesnt press you are wrong…sorry 

      • Atlfan556

        *clap…*clap*clap*clap*clap good for you

  • Atlfan556

     idont get it, imean in college CB’s dont press so wtf is ea thinking giving hin 90 press? atleast 83-84 and iwouldn’t mind but damn.iswear i should be doing that shit for them ill even do it for free just because these guys suck its so sad 

  • Atlfan556

     idont get it, imean in college CB’s dont press so wtf is ea thinking giving hin 90 press? atleast 83-84 and iwouldn’t mind but damn.iswear i should be doing that shit for them ill even do it for free just because these guys suck its so sad 

  • Jackiedunfee

    Kolb has done nothing to prove himself as a high caliber QB or even a
    starting QB at that matter. He does not demand the trade value for the
    5th pick in the draft which is what Patrick P was. On another note how
    in the hell is Kolb rated 85 in Madden 12 and Cutler is only a 87. i kno
    everybody hates Cutler but since hes come into the nfl only 6 QBS have
    thrown more tds and yards then cutler. 

    • Dwill0408

       When you look at trade bate you have to look at what is out there to choose from as free-agents.  Kolb had some success as a starter before he was injuried…with that said who is good and young on the market?  Nobody!!! Old QB’s like D. Mcnabb, M. Hasselback, M. Bulger, K. Collins and R. Grossman.  So when your a team like the Cardinals and your looking for a future star and you see these choices then a Kevin Kolb makes sense for the future… 

  • Dwill0408

     Patrick Peterson is an extremely good player, with that said players like Von Miller, A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Marcell Dareus sold not be far behind.  I think they all can float between 81-79 overall, they were just as elite at their position as Peterson was.  I guess we will see.

  • B_mingo

    Will the college player rating change from week to week like madden?

  • BooRaiderzz

    97 Speed ?
    Wow , i totally agree…shutdown CB already
    My biggest problem is that the Raiders are the best team in madden , not overall wise , but speed wise.
    Every raiders’ corner has overrated speed and “supposedly” a terrible overall , horrible awareness , play recognition , only nnamdi asomugha and tyvon branch have good overalls.
    Plz u madden creators , make attributes actually count now !

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