NFL Draft 2012: Predicting Impact of Rookies on the Gridiron and in Madden

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NFL Draft 2012: Predicting Impact of Rookies on the Gridiron and in Madden

Sports and video games are two of my biggest passions, so naturally, sports video games blend the passions together perfectly. The purchase of Madden, NBA 2K12, MLB the Show and other titles, are as much a part of a new sports season as the real games in my house.

The more realistic the games become, the more closely the two worlds relate.

My mock drafts have evolved over the past few months, but as the draft draws near, the picks have become more and more solid.

Like other fans, I begin to picture the prospects on their potential new teams—and of course, I think about their Madden impact as well.

How would Andrew Luck effect the Indianapolis Colts’ roster in real life? What will it feel like to see him rock the No. 12 jersey in Madden?

What type of impact will his presence in Indy have on sports gamers? Does he make the Colts a more attractive pick for gamers outside of Indianapolis?

I aim to answer those questions and a few more over the course of this slideshow. 

This top 10 uses Mel Kiper, Jr’s Mock Draft 4.0. I have created each prospect in Madden '12, produced a video of them in action, and analyzed their potential impact in the real and virtual world.

Take a look at the result.

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