Madden 21 Ratings Revealed For Every Former Ohio State Buckeye

By July 18, 2020 (10:00 am)Football
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Madden NFL 21 released its player rankings on Friday evening, and Ohio State well-represented in the game once again. Fifty-seven former Buckeyes are included in this year’s installment, with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas among the highest-rated players in the game.

Thomas, who caught an NFL record 149 regular-season passes for a league-high 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns last season, is one of five players in the game at 99 overall, joining Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

He is the only former Ohio State player to ever to earn a 99 overall rating, dating back to the game’s first rating system in Madden 99. It’s worth nothing former running back Eddie George did grace the cover of Madden 2001, though.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (92 overall), Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (91 overall) and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (90 overall) round out the list of former Buckeyes with a 90 or better overall rating.

Washington Redskins defensive end Chase Young, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, is the highest-rated rookie in the game at 80 overall. Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah (76 overall) and Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins are the highest-rated rookies at their respective positions, meanwhile.

Right tackle Branden Bowen (54 overall) is included in the game after signing an undrafted free agent deal with the Carolina Panthers, but Las Vegas Raiders long snapper Liam McCullough, New England Patriots tight end Rashod Berry and New York Giants wide receivers Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor are not.

Los Angeles Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide, who is listed as a tight end since the game does not have long snapper designation, is the lowest-rated former Buckeye at 35 overall.

Check out the breakdown of every former Ohio State player in Madden NFL 21 below:

PLAYER POSITION TEAM RATING
MICHAEL THOMAS WR NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 99
EZEKIEL ELLIOTT RB DALLAS COWBOYS 92
JOEY BOSA LE LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 91
CAMERON HEYWARD RE PITTSBURGH STEELERS 90
NICK BOSA RE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 89
MARSHON LATTIMORE CB NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 86
DENZEL WARD CB CLEVELAND BROWNS 86
MALCOLM JENKINS SS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 85
ANDREW NORWELL LG JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 83
MALIK HOOKER FS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 82
TERRY MCLAURIN WR WASHINGTON REDSKINS 82
CARLOS HYDE RB SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 80
BRADLEY ROBY CB HOUSTON TEXANS 80
CURTIS SAMUEL WR CAROLINA PANTHERS 80
JOHN SIMON LE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 80
CHASE YOUNG RE WASHINGTON REDSKINS 80
VONN BELL SS CINCINNATI BENGALS 79
COREY LINSLEY C GREEN BAY PACKERS 78
GAREON CONLEY CB HOUSTON TEXANS 76
JOHNATHAN HANKINS DT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 76
RAEKWON MCMILLAN MLB MIAMI DOLPHINS 76
JEFF OKUDAH CB DETROIT LIONS 76
ELI APPLE CB CAROLINA PANTHERS 75
J.K. DOBBINS RB BALTIMORE RAVENS 75
TED GINN WR CHICAGO BEARS 75
SAM HUBBARD RE CINCINNATI BENGALS 75
JEROME BAKER MLB MIAMI DOLPHINS 74
TAYLOR DECKER LT DETROIT LIONS 74
KENDALL SHEFFIELD CB ATLANTA FALCONS 73
PARRIS CAMPBELL WR INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 72
PAT ELFLEIN LG MINNESOTA VIKINGS 72
TYQUAN LEWIS DT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 71
DAMON ARNETTE CB LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 70
NOAH BROWN WR DALLAS COWBOYS 70
DAVON HAMILTON DT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 70
DWAYNE HASKINS QB WASHINGTON REDSKINS 70
JEFF HEUERMAN TE DENVER BRONCOS 70
DEVIN SMITH WR DALLAS COWBOYS 70
MALIK HARRISON MLB BALTIMORE RAVENS 69
CAMERON JOHNSTON P PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 69
DRE’MONT JONES LE DENVER BRONCOS 69
NICK VANNETT TE DENVER BRONCOS 68
NATE EBNER SS NEW YORK GIANTS 67
BILLY PRICE LG CINCINNATI BENGALS 67
ROD SMITH RB LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 67
JOHNNIE DIXON WR ARIZONA CARDINALS 66
JALYN HOLMES LE MINNESOTA VIKINGS 65
K.J. HILL WR LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 64
JORDAN FULLER SS LOS ANGELES RAMS 63
JONAH JACKSON RG DETROIT LIONS 63
JAMARCO JONES LT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 62
MICHAEL JORDAN LG CINCINNATI BENGALS 61
JASHON CORNELL DT DETROIT LIONS 60
ISAIAH PRINCE RT CINCINNATI BENGALS 60
BRANDEN BOWEN RT CAROLINA PANTHERS 54
J.T. BARRETT QB PITTSBURGH STEELERS 50
JAKE MCQUAIDE TE LOS ANGELES RAMS 35

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