Madden 25 Cover: Power Ranking Contenders in New School Bracket

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IApril 3, 2013

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05:  Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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With just three rounds of voting left in the race for the cover of Madden 25, I'm going to break down the New School bracket. 

You can view and vote on the full bracket at

I will refer to the bracket on top as New School No. 1 and the one on the bottom as New School No. 2. Check out how I rank the remaining competitors in these brackets, and let me know if you have a different view. 



Arian Foster

As the four seed in New School No. 1, Arian Foster has made a surprising run to the finals of that bracket where he will face Russell Wilson.

Foster crept past Colin Kaepernick, the No. 1 seed, last round by netting 53 percent of the vote. 

The result is a slight surprise, except Foster has a far more outgoing personality, and he does what he can to make himself visible. This undoubtedly helped propel him past Kaepernick. 

However, Foster has won his last round. 



Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III has everything it takes to grace the cover of Madden. He is insanely athletic, fun to watch and he has a great personality. 

However, his year limped to an end as he battled a  knee injury. This didn't keep him from grabbing a No. 1 seed in New School No. 2, and it didn't stop him from easily handling Ray Rice last round while earning 62 percent of the votes. 

Unfortunately for Griffin, this is where his lackluster end to the season will catch up to him, as he is set to take on Adrian Peterson this round. 



Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson's season was opposite to Robert Griffin's. He started off slowly, and finished big. This included two impressive performances in the postseason. 

Wilson produced plenty of highlights this season, he is a good interview and he is the classic underdog success story. 

Despite being "too short" to play quarterback in the NFL and being drafted in the third round, Wilson found tremendous success in his first year and he earned a legion of fans in the process. 

However, it was not enough to take down our next guy should the two meet when the two New School brackets clash.



Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is steamrolling opponents in the voting like he did this past NFL season. He won by earning at least 90 percent of the votes in his first two rounds, and last round he took down Rob Gronkowski by taking 81 percent.

This is no surprise to me. Peterson is coming off a season where he nearly set the NFL rushing record, and he did that in a season that began less than a year after he blew out his knee. 

This kind of thing is only supposed to be possible in video games.