Giants complete Madden NFL 17 ratings unveiled

Posted Aug 5, 2016

Over the past couple weeks, EA Sports has slowly rolled out its ratings for Madden NFL 17. Odell Beckham Jr.’s 93 overall made him the third-rated wide receiver, while Olivier Vernon’s 91 put him as the fifth-rated defensive end.

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Now, all the rankings for the New York Giants are out, and here are some of the biggest takeaways from the ratings for individual Giants’ player and how they rank across the league:

Team Rankings

First things first - the Giants overall team rating. Big Blue is rated 80 overall, and 83 on both offense and defense. It's pretty bunched up however - the Carolina Panthers have the top rating in the NFC at 87 overall, not far from Big Blue.

Top Five Giants

Beckham Jr. and Vernon come in as the two highest-rated Giants. The next three are a mix of offense and defense, returning Giants and newcomers. Here are the Top 5:

1. WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – 93

2. DE – Olivier Vernon – 91

3. C – Weston Richburg – 88

4. CB – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – 87

5. CB – Janoris Jenkins – 85

Top Ten at Positions

Beckham Jr. and Vernon are Top 5 at their position, but they aren’t the only Giants to earn that distinction. Take a look at the Giants who ranked in the

Top 10 at their respective position:

WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – T3

RE – Olivier Vernon – 5th

C – Weston Richburg – 4th

LG – Justin Pugh 5th

K – Josh Brown – 6th

FB – Will Johnson 7th

LE – Jason Pierre-Paul 10th

Other News & Notes

1. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a career season in 2015, but he was given a surprising 81 overall rating, down from his 87 rating in Madden NFL 16.

2. One of the newest Giants this season is FB/TE Will Johnson. With an overall rating of 82, Johnson ranks as the 7th best fullback in the game.

3. The returning Victor Cruz has an overall rating of 81, which includes a 91 agility rating and 88 speed rating. Rookie receiver Sterling Shepard has a 74 overall, but ranks high with a 93 agility, 90 speed and 92 acceleration.

4. Beckham Jr. has the highest awareness ranking on the Giants, with 91. DRC has the highest speed rating at 94. Beckham Jr. and Jenkins are tied at 93 for the highest acceleration rating. At 97, Beckham Jr. also has the highest agility rating on the team.

5. No surprise that Ereck Flowers and Johnathan Hankins, at 93, are tied for the highest strength rating on the team. Keep in mind, a player’s Madden rating is based on 42 different category combinations.

6. Damon “Snacks” Harrison ranks just outside the top 10, as he is rated the 12th-best defensive tackle.

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