Predicting Madden Ratings for Every First Round Rookie

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Predicting Madden Ratings for Every First Round Rookie
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Tavon Austin's speed should make him an electrifying player to use in Madden NFL 25.

This year's installment of EA Sports' most popular video game franchise, Madden NFL, will pay homage to its history. This year's game is titled "Madden NFL 25," in honor of the game's 25-year anniversary, and features Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders on its cover.

That said, the game will still be as new and updated as ever, which includes featuring the entire 2013 NFL draft class on its rosters.

While Madden developers create a full set of player ratings for every player in the NFL, it may be most difficult for them to rate each rookie, as they must base their ratings off of projections to the next level rather than off of what players have proven they can do in the league.

As a result, the rookie ratings may very well turn out to be the game's least accurate ratings, but let's take a look at what the ratings of all 32 first-round picks could be, using six main categories (overall, speed, acceleration, strength, agility, awareness) along with their skill set and measurables. I will also compare each of this year's rookies with a comparable rookie player from Madden NFL 13.

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