Madden 20 is set to hit stores in exactly one month, and as always rookie ratings have been released first. The most noticeable one is the overall rating for the Giants sixth overall pick Daniel Jones, who clocked in at a depressing 63.
Jones’ rating was obviously the lowest out of all of the first round picks, but he also sits behind a questionable crop of rookie quarterbacks. Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Will Grier, and Tyree Jackson all had higher ratings than 63. Lock and Grier were both later than first round picks and Jackson wasn’t even drafted. However, to put the ratings into perspective, Madden gave first overall pick Kyler Murray only a 73.
For multiple years Madden captured the reactions of rookies reading their first ratings. Suffice to say Jones was pretty shocked. Fellow Giants rookie Darius Slayton was also surprised to find out he was rated higher than Jones.
On the other hand, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence was rated as one of the best rookies in the 2019 class. As the seventh best rookie, Lawrence was given a 73. Following behind him, DeAndre Baker is a 71, Julian Love a 69, Slayton a 68, Oshane Ximines a 68, Corey Ballentine a 66, Ryan Connelly a 65, Chris Slayton a 61, and George Asafo-Adjei a 59.
The ratings for the Giants rookies might appear low, but initial Madden ratings don’t mean much. They were graded with tape from professional games, meaning they will drastically fluctuate throughout the season. Hopefully by the end of the year Jones finishes with higher than a 63.