The Game Haus will be analyzing the Madden 19 ratings of every NFL team. Madden has a daunting task of rating all NFL players and their attributes. While they have the ability to correct some of these rankings with in-season roster updates, there are some issues with some of the initial rankings of players. This article will examine the player rankings of the Washington Redskins.
While Jordan Reed’s athleticism and potential are undeniable, he has one fatal flaw. He simply cannot stay healthy. So, a player with his injury-riddled past should have one of the lowest “injury” ratings on the team. However, Reed was assigned an 80 in that category.
That makes him tied with Orlando Scandrick as the fifth most likely player to be injured on the team. In that context, his rankings make sense; however, it didn’t impact his overall rating, which is a 94. We’ve all heard the famous NFL cliche, “the best ability is availability”, and that’s something Reed flat out lacks. At best, Reed’s overall rating should be an 89 to reflect his overall inconsistency, instead of being ranked as the third best tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce.
Paul Richardson Jr.
So apparently Paul Richardson has been a “Jr.” this whole time? Nevertheless, giving Richardson an overall rating of 84 is too generous. Yes, he had a breakout season for Seattle last year. However, that breakout season translated to 44 catches on 80 targets, and just barely over 700 yards receiving.
You’re probably wondering why I left out the fact that he had six touchdowns, which makes up for his overall lack of contributions. Well, that’s because in his first three seasons, Richardson only caught two touchdown passes on 80 targets. Meaning, it was a total fluke that he scored at such a high rate.
He’s currently ranked above receivers like Randall Cobb, Devin Funchess, Josh Gordon and JuJu Smith-Schuster. While Richardson showed promise last season, it’s a little premature to rank him above an established player like Randall Cobb or players like Gordon and Schuster. For me, Richardson’s proper rating should be, at best, an 81.
For the most part, EA nailed Kerrigan’s Madden 19 rating. In relation to the top NFL outside linebackers, he’s the eighth best at his position with an overall ranting of 87. That’s not what I take issue with. Apparently, Kerrigan is less elusive than most offensive linemen. His elusive rating of 15 is among the worst at his position and in the entire NFL.
How is it possible that one of the NFL’s best edge defenders and pass rushers isn’t at least in the middle of the pack in terms of elusiveness? Ask any of the NFC East tackles that Kerrigan has undressed over his career if his elusiveness rating of 15 is accurate. Overall, Kerrigan’s rank and overall rating are right in line with his value and standing at his position group.
Jordan Reed – 89 Overall
Paul Richardson Jr. – 81 Overall
Ryan Kerrigan – 90 Overall
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