Madden NFL 12: Top Rookie RBs and WRs

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Posted July 20th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Having released the names of the 99 rated players and the top overall rated rookies EA Sports has now broken down the top ten rookies at both running back and wide receiver. Continue on to check out the lists and leave any thoughts in the comments!

(79) Mark Ingram – Saints RD 1 Pick 28
(73) Ryan Williams – Cardinals RD 2 Pick 6
(72) Mikel Leshoure – Lions RD 2 Pick 25
(71) Kendall Hunter – 49ers RD 4 Pick 18
(70) Daniel Thomas – Dolphins RD 2 Pick 30
(69) Shane Vereen – Patriots RD 2 Pick 24
(69) DeMarco Murray – Cowboys RD 3 Pick 7
(69) Jacquizz Rogers – Falcons RD 5 Pick 14
(68) Delone Carter – Colts RD 4 Pick 22
(67) Stevan Ridley – Patriots RD 3 Pick 9

The rankings don’t deviate too much from draft position except for Kendall Hunter and Jacquizz Rodgers who have been bumped ahead of a few others. The highest drafted omissions include Alex Green of the Packers who was chosen at the end of round three and Roy Helu who the Redskins took early in round four. In what was perceived to be a relatively weak running back class the overall ratings seem to reflect that with all but Mark Ingram in the high 60s-low 70s.

(80) A.J. Green – Bengals RD 1 Pick 4
(78) Julio Jones – Falcons RD 1 Pick 6
(71) Jonathan Baldwin – Chiefs RD 1 Pick 26
(70) Randall Cobb – Packers RD 2 Pick 32
(70) Greg Little – Browns RD 2 Pick 27
(69) Torrey Smith – Ravens RD 2 Pick 26
(68) Vincent Brown – Chargers RD 3 Pick 18
(67) Leonard Hankerson – Redskins RD 3 Pick 15
(67) Titus Young – Lions RD 2 Pick 12
(66) Greg Salas – Rams RD 4 Pick 15

Nothing unexpected at the top where the #4 and #6 picks land far ahead of the rest of the pack. The others fall pretty much in line though Greg Little, who like former teammate Robert Quinn was suspended for the entirety of last year, seems to have come in higher than some would have anticipated. I’m a little surprised to see Austin Pettis not make the list but otherwise there doesn’t seem to be anything much to gripe about here.

  • NJ swag

    Good to see that 5 players drafter after Titus Young are rated even or higher than him.

    • http://twitter.com/rjmarine Rob Marine

      Agreed. I think Titus is getting ripped on for his size. He’s 5′ 11″ but listed at 170 lbs (that probably with wet clothes on) he’ll be a good slot/speed receiver for the Lions but I’m sure the strength & conditioning coach will tell him to put a solid 10-15 lbs on

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFD6K3UIFSDLU4HX5BGOREQABM Matt W

      Gees, Lions continue to be underrated on Madden.  Fairley not in the top 10 rookies, LaShoure only 72 and Titus a 67?  You gotta be kidding me.

    • forty six & 2

      It doesn’t matter where a player is drafted, it matters how good they are. Should Christian Ponder be rated high because the Vikings reached and drafted him at 12? Should Tom Brady be rated low because he was drafted in the 6th round? If players were as good as their draft slots then the NFL would be a very different league than it is. There are busts, steals, hidden gems, workout warriors, etc. Complaining about a player’s rating that hasn’t been signed or had a single practice, much less played a down, seems very premature. Let’s see what they do before saying what they should be rated.

      • Giantjedi

        Well the only thing we can base them off of is where they were drafted. They haven’t played yet so we don’t know how good they are. As we all know there has been a lot of good players in college that didn’t translate well to the Pros. And I’m sure the year Brady was drafted he had a super low rating because of where he was picked. 

  • Anonymous

    First, I feel more special than ever before.  Twice in one week!  It’s like my entire life’s journey was meant for this one moment in time! 

    • Anonymous

      NOOOOOOOO I took too long to type it.  GOD DAMN YOU NJ SWAG!  YOU STOLE MY GLORY!!!

  • Anonymous

    First, I feel more special than ever before.  Twice in one week!  It’s like my entire life’s journey was meant for this one moment in time! 

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

    im so trading for jacquiz   just so i can hear gus johnson  yell TOUCHDOWN JACQUIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 

  • Danny

    How the hell is Baldwin 71? You can make a case saying he’s better than Jones is quite a few ways.

    Again, off-the-field issues determine a player’s rating all of a sudden, not their talent.

    • MtHammer

      Like it or not, there was a pretty big perceived gap between Green and Jones and the rest of the pack.  If Baldwin lights it up for the Chiefs this season (like I hope he will/think he very well might) that rating will go up.

      • Da84tona

        I agree. I hope he goes beast mode and proves all the haters wrong.

      • Da84tona

        I agree. I hope he goes beast mode and proves all the haters wrong.

    • MtHammer

      Like it or not, there was a pretty big perceived gap between Green and Jones and the rest of the pack.  If Baldwin lights it up for the Chiefs this season (like I hope he will/think he very well might) that rating will go up.

    • MtHammer

      Like it or not, there was a pretty big perceived gap between Green and Jones and the rest of the pack.  If Baldwin lights it up for the Chiefs this season (like I hope he will/think he very well might) that rating will go up.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Pasta was Alex Green not on the RB list?  3rd rounder for GB.

    • Anonymous

      Nevermind I actually read the paragraph now.  Reading is FUNdamental

    • Anonymous

      Nevermind I actually read the paragraph now.  Reading is FUNdamental

      • Godzzilla94

        just stop.

  • http://twitter.com/rjmarine Rob Marine

    whhhhaaatttt?!?!?! No love for Baltimore once again…Torrey Smith 69?

  • Austin Pettis Jr

    A little surprised? Please, Austin Pettis is the next Desean Jackson!

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

      no titus young will be

    • Infemous

      desean jackson?
      Bro, I’m a Rams fan. If anything he’ll be a more sure handed Brandon Marshall, and hopefully less of a legal issue. Not Jackson.

  • EAhireme

    Whoever does the ratings for Madden needs to be repaced,every year the rookie ratings are horrendous.I have two complaints that standout Randall Cobb-70.Cobb should be a 76 with his versatility and i would take his hands over any other wide receiver in this draft excluding Aj Green.
    Daniel Thomas-70 he was a top 10 rusher in the nation for two years straight and he led the Big 12 in rushing two years straight.Very versatile can play Wide Receiver ,tailback,and was a JUCO Qb,so he can also sling it,he went to Miami for a reason to revamp that wildcat,he’s going to have a big year alot of touches should’ve been rated 75.

  • EAhireme

    Whoever does the ratings for Madden needs to be repaced,every year the rookie ratings are horrendous.I have two complaints that standout Randall Cobb-70.Cobb should be a 76 with his versatility and i would take his hands over any other wide receiver in this draft excluding Aj Green.
    Daniel Thomas-70 he was a top 10 rusher in the nation for two years straight and he led the Big 12 in rushing two years straight.Very versatile can play Wide Receiver ,tailback,and was a JUCO Qb,so he can also sling it,he went to Miami for a reason to revamp that wildcat,he’s going to have a big year alot of touches should’ve been rated 75.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Maffe/771278573 Joshua Maffe

    when are they gonna release a panther players stats, this is annoying, even though i can guess cam newton is 77 john beason 98 and the rest probably around where they were at the end of last year im really interested in some of the rookies like brandon hogan, terrell mcclain, kealoha pilares and lawrence wilson

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Maffe/771278573 Joshua Maffe

    when are they gonna release a panther players stats, this is annoying, even though i can guess cam newton is 77 john beason 98 and the rest probably around where they were at the end of last year im really interested in some of the rookies like brandon hogan, terrell mcclain, kealoha pilares and lawrence wilson

  • http://twitter.com/THEREALDBANKS daron

    about time there is a rookie ratings balance……

  • Bryan2991

    Daniel Thomas should be rated higher. Madden always underrating Dolphins

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

      lol so true but i dont mind as far as rookie ratings will go, hopefully DT will start running over people at will and he will get a good overall.

  • Wiz

    Leonard Hankerson was a steal for the Redskins. 

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

      that dude has everything, redskins got another player from the U thats gonna be great

    • maeby

      According to Donny Moore*

  • annon

    Sucks that 4th rounder Taiwan Jones (4.27) isn’t even rated a 66 but hes gonna be a blazer for Oakland. 

    • GeTMaD

      Raiders drafting a blazer? What’s new.

    • GeTMaD

      Raiders drafting a blazer? What’s new.

      • annon

        We don’t always go for speed at RB…Now DBs is something different lol

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

          haha demarcus van dyke in like the 4th round he was projected as a 6th to 7th rounder, but i think jones will be very good for the raders

        • Guest

          You forgot WR too..

        • Guest

          You forgot WR too..

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

            yea but jacoby ford is workin out well

  • Gunnar Bray

    i like seeing rooks in the 60s, with 1st rounders in low 70s (exept for the top)

    wonder why the RB rankings are so messed up…. think Donny should get an idea of their skill-sets then adjust based on draft position, because they really should be ranked based on that more than anything else.

  • Gdges

    No Jerrel Jernigan? Also I wonder what Da Re Scotts speed is going to be, fastest 40 this year.

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

      really cause edmond gates ran a 4.2 on a track in the off season, hes the fastest player in the draft

  • SW

    Lol where’s dion lewis??

  • who dat!?

    All I’m saying is when rookie linebackers ratings drop, Martez Wilson of the Saints ran the fastest time in the 40. Hook him up Ea. 87-88 speed at least. I need that. Yall know how the Saints defense is ya dig.

    • Smileyface

      See Dontay Moch he’s an OLB and he ran faster!

  • PackDuDe425

    Nice! Love seeing Randall Cobb on the list, wonder what his speed is…#Pack4Life

    • cheese eyes

      ditto, hes a small slot WR, but looks more quick than fast.

      if that makes any sense to u guys.

      • PackDuDe425

        Makes total sense… Wes Welker is more quick than fast so I get you.

      • PackDuDe425

        Makes total sense… Wes Welker is more quick than fast so I get you.

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

    wonder what edmond gates overall is

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

    wonder what edmond gates overall is

  • Papelbon5821

    Nice to see both the patriot RBs on the list, although idk how they’ll see the field behind Green-Ellis, Woodhead, and Faulk (I’m not even going to bother includeing Fred Taylor..).

  • Farttits

    These ratings are nonsense. Take a look back over the last decade and compare the WR/RBs taken in the 2nd and 3rd round to those taken in the first. The first is a great place to pick up a bust, and the 2nd and 3rd a great place to get a first-round talent that got overlooked while everyone was buying the hype on the Workout Warrior du jour.

    I recognize the casuals will freak out if they see that some guy drafted in the top 20 isn’t as good as a RB from the last part of the 3rd round, but it happens every year and it’s going to need to be worked into the rookie ratings if they want to be ‘true to the game.’

  • EAaregutlesslazytrash

    Donny Moore is a retard. What else is new?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jastone837 Jason Stone

    my beloved Saints got a steal in Mark Ingram..can’t wait to use him in the game WHO DAT!!!

  • Tom

    Jernigan should be in there

  • Steelersfan13

    They have slowly released new ratings on ESPN.  Here are what they have announced so far:
    Team Ratings:
    Broncos: 74
    Chargers: 85
    Chiefs: 84
    Raiders: 76
    Bills: 73, 28th ranked team
    Dolphins: 78
    Jets: 87, 4th-T ranked team
    Patriots: 88, 3rd ranked team
    Player Ratings:
    Tebow: 77 overall, 80 speed, 76 accuracy
    Orton: 82 overall, 64 speed, 85 accuracy
    Jamaal Charles: 98 speed
    Rivers: 96 overall
    Chargers: 3 RBs with 90+ speed (guessing Matthews, Tolbert, Sproles)
    Heyward-Bey: 97 speed, 68 catching
    Shane Lechler: 98 overall
    Brian Moorman: 89 or higher overall
    Bills: One other player with a 89 or higher overall (not up to date on Bills so don’t know who this would be)
    Henne: 75 accuracy
    Jets: 3 defenders with a 90 or higher overall rating not including the 99 overall of Darrelle Revis
    Patriots: 21 players with an 80 or higher overall rating
    I will post more as they come out everyday.

    • Infemous

      TEBOW 77 OVR? This is RIDICULOUS.

      FIRE DONNY MOORE I SWEAR DOWN!!!!

      the 89 + guy on the Bills will be Kyle Williams.

      • maeby

        and Williams should be even higher* Donny Moore ftw

        • Steelersfan13

          If you read what I wrote he would be 89 or higher.  For all I know he is a 98.

    • Tyler

      Tolbert will not have 90 speed. Jordan todman will however. Ran a 4.4 at the combine

    • Tyler

      Tolbert will not have 90 speed. Jordan todman will however. Ran a 4.4 at the combine

  • mufasa81

    I think all the rookies should be rated off potential..its just a video game, not real life..and when the season starts the rosters will update. SPEAking as a lion fan nick fairley should be rated high as well as titus young

  • Anonymous

    The Falcons adding a guy opposite the field of Roddy White in Julio Jones was great.

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