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The 10 Best Players At Each Position, As Rated In ‘Madden NFL 20’


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As the summer wears on and the NBA enters its actual offseason period, sports fans shift their attention towards the new football season on the horizon.

College football will kickoff in just over a month, as Florida and Miami will open the season on August 24, and not far behind that will be the real Week 1 in college and, shortly after that, the start of the NFL season. While we no longer have an NCAA Football game to get us excited for college (because the NCAA won’t let EA pay the players), Madden NFL 20 will arrive soon and allow fans to get dialed in for the upcoming season.

The game will release on August 2, but on Monday, EA released the full list of player and team ratings for this year’s edition of the game. Ratings release day is always fun, sparking debate over whether Madden got it right and who is over and underrated in the game this year. For the 2020 edition, four players received the coveted 99 overall rating — Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, DeAndre Hopkins, and Bobby Wagner — and 18 players earned ratings over a 95 overall.

You can sift through the entire Madden NFL 20 player rating database here, but below you can look at the 10 best players at each position (and every player rated 90 or higher), as rated by the game.

Quarterback

Patrick Mahomes: 97
Tom Brady: 96
Philip Rivers: 94
Drew Brees: 92
Andrew Luck: 92
Russell Wilson: 91
Aaron Rodgers: 90
Matt Ryan: 89
Ben Roethlisberger: 85
Cam Newton: 84

Running Back

Todd Gurley II: 97
Ezekiel Elliott: 94
Le’Veon Bell: 92
Melvin Gordon III: 92
Saquon Barkley: 91
Christian McCaffrey: 91
Kareem Hunt: 90
Alvin Kamara: 90
DeVonta Freeman: 89
Joe Mixon: 88

Fullback

Kyle Juszczyk: 85
Patrick Ricard: 79
Anthony Sherman: 77
James Develin: 75
Zach Line: 74
Andy Janovich: 72
C.J. Ham: 71
Roosevelt Nix: 70
Derek Watt: 70
James Olawale: 69

Wide Receiver

DeAndre Hopkins: 99
Antonio Brown: 98
Julio Jones: 98
Odell Beckham Jr.: 96
Michael Thomas: 95
Tyreek Hill: 94
Adam Thielen: 94
Stefon Diggs: 93
Davante Adams: 92
Mike Evans: 91
T.Y. Hilton: 91
A.J. Green: 90

Tight End

Travis Kelce: 96
Zach Ertz: 93
Delanie Walker: 92
George Kittle: 90
Greg Olsen: 89
Tyler Eifert: 88
Jordan Reed: 88
Trey Burton: 87
Jared Cook: 87
Eric Ebron: 86
Hunter Henry: 86

Offensive Tackle

David Bakhtiari: 97
Trent Williams: 95
Tyron Smith: 94
Mitchell Schwartz: 93
Andrew Whitworth: 93
Joe Staley: 90
Lane Johnson: 89
Terron Armstead: 88
DeMar Dotson: 88
Jason Peters: 87

Offensive Guard

Zack Martin: 96
David DeCastro: 93
Marshal Yanda: 91
Brandon Brooks: 90
Kevin Zeitler: 89
Ali Marpet: 88
Shaq Mason: 88
Joel Bitonio: 87
Quenton Nelson: 87
Brandon Scherff: 87

Center

Travis Frederick: 94
Jason Kelce: 94
Rodney Hudson: 93
Alex Mack: 89
Matt Paradis: 88
Brandon Linder: 86
Maurkice Pouncey: 85
David Andrews: 84
Ryan Kelly: 83
Mike Pouncey: 82

Defensive End

Aaron Donald: 99
J.J. Watt: 97
Calais Campbell: 92
Myles Garrett: 91
Cameron Jordan: 91
Brandon Graham: 89
DeMarcus Lawrence: 89
Joey Bosa: 88
Melvin Ingram III: 88
Mike Daniels: 87
Trey Flowers: 87
Akiem Hicks: 87
Justin Houston: 87

Defensive Tackle

Fletcher Cox: 96
Damon Harrison Sr.: 95
Michael Pierce: 92
Geno Atkins: 91
Kenny Clark: 90
Chris Jones: 89
DeForest Buckner: 87
Grady Jarrett: 87
Linval Joseph: 86
Eddie Goldman: 85

Outside Linebacker

Khalil Mack: 99
Von Miller: 97
Jadeveon Clowney: 92
Telvin Smith: 88
Ryan Kerrigan: 87
Leighton Vander Esch: 86
DeMario Davis: 85
Sean Lee: 84
Darius Leonard: 84
Cameron Wake: 84

Middle Linebacker

Bobby Wagner: 99
Luke Kuechly: 98
LaVonte David: 90
Deion Jones: 90
C.J. Mosley: 87
Jaylon Smith: 85
Avery Williamson: 85
Ryan Shazier: 84
Myles Jack: 83
Benardrick McKinney: 83

Cornerback

Jalen Ramsey: 96
Stephon Gilmore: 94
Richard Sherman: 93
Patrick Peterson: 92
Byron Jones: 91
Chris Harris Jr.: 90
Kyle Fuller: 89
Casey Hayward Jr.: 89
Darius Slay Jr.: 89
A.J. Bouye: 88
Desmond Trufant: 88
Denzel Ward: 88

Safety

Earl Thomas: 95
Harrison Smith: 94
Malcolm Jenkins: 92
Eddie Jackson: 91
Jamal Adams: 90
Kevin Byard: 89
Devin McCourty: 89
Keanu Neal: 88
Adrian Amos Jr.: 87
Tyrann Mathieu: 87

Punter

Johnny Hekker: 86
Sam Koch: 85
Chris Jones: 84
Thomas Morstead: 84
Michael Dickson: 83
Dustin Colquitt: 81
Tress Way: 81
Michael Palardy: 80
Matt Bosher: 78
Britton Colquitt: 77
Matt Haack: 77
Brett Kern: 77
Andy Lee: 77

Kicker

Justin Tucker: 87
Robbie Gould: 85
Aldrick Rosas: 84
Stephen Gostkowski: 80
Greg Zuerlein: 80
Harrison Butker: 79
Graham Gano: 79
Josh Lambo: 79
Matt Prater: 78
Adam Vinatieri: 78

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