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| Thanks. I love the draft process and have been following them closely for a long time now. I have my own views of the relative strength of this draft class but am always looking for other opinions. Using the Madden rating system makes it easier on some people. It's simple and a lot of people know it. I'd love to hear everyone's opinion, if they have one.
Hey man I don't blame you, I love Madden and I actually think Madden often does a terrific job of correctly rating the players every year. Hell, it's how I figured out how "good" Zeitler really is (an 89 rating in Madden '19, pretty good!). It's one rating system over years I have actually come to trust when it comes to ranking NFL players.
The one thing I will say is with rookies they can't really know what they are going to be, so they kind of play it safe and make all 1st round draft picks somewhere in the 78-82 range, ya know? Like I think Barkley was an 81 or 82 last year, but the way he actually played last year was closer to like a 96. I'm sure there were other rookies who were rated in the 70s and actually performed like they were in the 50s or 60s, so I understand why Madden does it that way (you just never know how a player's skills in college are going to translate to the NFL). So I'm not sure how helpful this thread is going to be for rating how the 2019 rookies are actually going to turn out. Maybe the better idea would be to predict what you think their ratings will be by the end of year 1 or 2 of them actually playing. Personally I think Quinnen Williams will be closer to the low 90s by the time his rookie year is over.