EA Sports Releases Madden 20 Ratings For Former Ohio State Buckeyes

By July 15, 2019 (4:15 pm)Football
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EA Sports released player ratings for Madden NFL 20 on Monday morning, and it should come as no surprise to see several former Ohio State athletes are among the best players in the game.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is the highest-rated Buckeye with a rating of 95 overall, trailing only Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (99 overall), Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (98 overall), Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (98 overall) and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (96 overall) at the position.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott sits at 94 overall, right behind Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (97 overall), while Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is the game’s third-highest rated player at his position at 92 overall, just three points behind Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas and two points shy of Minnesota Vikings’ safety Harrison Smith.

Other notable former Ohio State players include Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa and Browns cornerback Denzel Ward at 88 overall; Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore at 87 overall; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward at 86 overall; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Andrew Norwell at 85 overall; Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker at 82 overall; and Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn and Green Bay Packers center Corey Linsley at 80 overall.

A full breakdown of former Buckeyes in Madden 20, which hits shelves Aug. 2, can be seen below — and you’ll notice it includes Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who sits at 84 overall and will appear in the game as he works his way back from a devastating spinal injury.

PlayerTeamPositionRating
Michael ThomasNew Orleans SaintsWR95
Ezekiel ElliottDallas CowboysRB94
Malcolm JenkinsPhiladelphia EaglesS92
Joey BosaLos Angeles ChargersDE88
Denzel WardCleveland BrownsCB88
Marshon LattimoreNew Orleans SaintsCB87
Cameron HeywardPittsburgh SteelersDE86
Andrew NorwellJacksonville JaguarsOG85
Ryan ShazierPittsburgh SteelersLB84
Malik HookerIndianapolis ColtsS82
Ted GinnNew Orleans SaintsWR80
Corey LinsleyGreen Bay PackersC80
Gareon ConleyOakland RaidersCB79
Nick BosaSan Francisco 49ersDE78
Bradley RobyHouston TexansCB78
Curtis SamuelCarolina PanthersWR78
Eli AppleNew Orleans SaintsCB76
Vonn BellNew Orleans SaintsS76
Jerome BakerMiami DolphinsLB76
Taylor DeckerDetroit LionsOT76
Johnathan HankinsOakland RaidersDT76
Carlos HydeKansas City ChiefsRB76
Nick VannettSeattle SeahawksTE75
Pat ElfleinMinnesota VikingsOG74
Jeff HeuermanDenver BroncosTE74
Raekwon McMillanMiami DolphinsLB74
John SimonNew England PatriotsDE73
Sam HubbardCincinnati BengalsDE73
Darron LeeKansas City CheifsLB73
Terrelle Pryor Jacksonville JaguarsWR73
Dwayne HaskinsWashington RedskinsQB72
Tyquan LewisIndianapolis ColtsDE72
Noah SpenceTampa Bay Buccaneers DE72
Parris CampbellIndianapolis Colts WR71
Billy PriceCincinnati BengalsC71
Noah BrownDallas CowboysWR70
Terry McLaurinWashington RedskinsWR70
Braxton MillerPhiladelphia EaglesWR70
Cameron JohnstonPhiladelphia EaglesP69
Rod Smith New York GiantsRB69
Kendall SheffieldAtlanta FalconsCB68
Dre'Mont JonesDenver BroncosDT67
Devin SmithDallas CowboysWR67
Johnnie Dixon Houston TexansWR66
Nate EbnerNew England PatriotsS66
Jalyn HolmesMinnesota VikingsDT65
Adolphus WashingtonMiami DolphinsDT65
Michael BennettAtlanta FalconsDT64
Mike WeberDallas CowboysRB64
Chris WorleyCincinnati BengalsLB64
Jamarco JonesSeattle SeahawksOT61
Isaiah PrinceMiami DolphinsOT60
Michael JordanCincinnati BengalsC58
Cardale JonesLos Angeles ChargersQB56
Damon WebbTennessee TitansS56
J.T. BarrettNew Orleans SaintsQB53
Jake McQuaideLos Angeles RamsLS44

*Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dante Booker, Carolina Panthers tight end Marcus Baugh, Houston Texas offensive guard Malcolm Pridgeon and Seattle Seahawks offensive guard Demetrius Knox are not listed.