On Monday night, the fine folks of EA Sports unveiled the Madden 15 player ratings for the top rated rookies. As you would expect, Jadeveon Clowney, who was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, is the highest rated rookie.
Clowney checks in with a rating of 83 overall.
EA Sports gave Clowney 88 speed, 92 acceleration, 86 tackle and a 94 power move.
With those ratings, it is clear that Clowney will be a beast at the linebacker position for Texans in this year’s game.
However, he can get even better.
Madden 15 ratings guru Donny Moore discussed the rankings more in depth and revealed that Clowney can boost to a 92 overall if you decide to switch him from an outside linebacker to defensive end.
“Yes it will, he will increase to a 92 Overall if you move him to DE,” Moore told CBS Sports. “That is NOT intentional though, if/when the Texans move him to the DE position, expect some rating adjustments to reflect his new position. Things like Zone Coverage are factored in at OLB for OVR rating, so that is why there are two different grades.”
That noise you hear everywhere is Madden gamers eagerly plotting to land Clowney in their franchise mode and immediately move him to defensive end.
You can see more about the Madden 15 rookie ratings by clicking here.