• MADDEN 17 RATINGS FOR THE OLE MISS ROOKIES ARE WHACK


Ah yes, the annual release from the Madden rookie ratings, that time when people across the net get #madonline because the star operating back from their alma mater got a 76 spin move and AIN'T GETTIN NO DAMN RESPECT. In fairness, the impossibility in the task--crafting precise numerical ratings across an expanse of intricate abilities categories to get a group of players that have by no means taken a snap inside the NFL--inevitably leads to some head scratching numbers.

This year is no different.

Let's get started by taking a examine the overall ratings for every in the first-round selections, such as the Ole Miss trio of Laremy Tunsil, Laquon Treadwell and Robert Nkemdiche.

Although the ratings are not tied directly to draft order, that does appear to have been a massive issue. How else is Tunsil, who could extremely properly have been the No. 1 general pick and dropped to No. 13 only because of a particular gas mask video, ranked behind Ronnie Stanley and Jack Conklin? A minimum of in Stanley's case there were rumors that some teams favored him over Tunsil; there's no damn way Conklin has any company rating higher.

A equivalent argument may be made for Large Rob, who is near-unanimously regarded a top-10 talent but was dragged down the board by his off-field troubles. Unless there's a Drunken Selection Creating rating I do not know about, he need to be greater than 75 general.

Let's take a closer take a look at every single of the former Rebels.