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Madden 20 Player Ratings: Analyzing the Ravens offensive position groups

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EA officially released their launch player ratings for every team. How does Baltimore’s offense stack up?

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The Ravens new-look offense will be a fun group to play with in Madden 20 given the speed and skill sets of Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown, and Mark Ingram, among others. Here are Baltimore’s top-five rated players on offense and guys who should be rated higher, followed by a position-by-position look at how their offense stacks up in the upcoming game.

  1. Marshal Yanda (91)
  2. Mark Ingram (86)
  3. Ronnie Stanley (85)
  4. Mark Andrews, Pat Ricard, Orlando Brown Jr. (79)
  5. Willie Snead IV (78)

Biggest Lowballs: Lamar Jackson, Chris Moore, Gus Edwards, Orlando Brown Jr.


Quarterback

Lamar Jackson: 76

Robert Griffin III: 66

Trace McSorley: 55

Many, including myself, envisioned Lamar Jackson’s overall being closer to an 80, but he comes in at 76 in Madden 20. Jackson’s rating could certainly climb during the season should the second-year signal caller improve. Jackson is tied with Jameis Winston for the 24th-best quarterback rating in the game, narrowly trailing Nick Foles and Alex Smith. Robert Griffin III could stand to be rated a bit higher in my opinion, but users won’t be playing with him over Jackson anyways. Sixth-round pick Trace McSorley is one of the lowest-rated players on the roster at 55.

Running Back

Mark Ingram II: 86

Kenneth Dixon: 76

Gus Edwards: 75

Justice Hill: 70

One of the stronger position groups on the roster, Baltimore’s running backs are rated pretty fairly overall. Mark Ingram’s 86 rating is tied with Phillip Lindsay for 13th at the position, although his awareness (94) is the fourth-best for running backs. Gus Edwards could be closer to an 80 overall after a strong rookie season, especially considering Kenneth Dixon is rated higher than him. Watch out for rookie speedster Justice Hill as a candidate for a significant increase in overall, as his role could expand during the season.

Fullback

Pat Ricard: 79

In many ways, fullback is a dying position in today’s NFL. Pat Ricard’s role gradually decreased last year but he’s actually the second-best fullback in Madden 20, trailing only former Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk (85). Ricard could find himself on the roster bubble heading into training camp and preseason but if he makes the 53-man squad, users can deploy him as either a fullback or defensive lineman in the game.

Wide Receiver

Willie Snead IV: 78

Marquise Brown: 77

Seth Roberts: 77

Chris Moore: 72

Miles Boykin: 71

Michael Floyd: 70

The wide receiver position is not one of the Ravens’ stronger groups in Madden 20. None of the team’s wideouts crack the 80 overall mark and while Willie Snead IV has a case to be rated slightly higher, 78 seems relatively fair. Snead is rightfully the highest-rated receiver on the roster, but rookie Marquise Brown and Seth Roberts are right behind him. Assuming he’s healthy and suited up, “Hollywood” will likely finish the season with a higher rating than 77. Nevertheless, he’s the highest-rated rookie receiver and will be a hot commodity for users in Madden 20 given his speed (97), acceleration (95) and agility (96), all of which rank near the top of the list among all of players in the game.

Seth Roberts’s 77 overall is a bit surprisingly high, and one could argue that him and Chris Moore’s ratings should be switched. Moore could be in-line for a starting role, however, so look for his overall to see a boost this year. Not listed above are Jaleel Scott (68), Jordan Lasley (66) and Quincy Adeboyejo (62), as well as UDFA Jaylen Smith (61).

Tight Ends

Mark Andrews: 79

Hayden Hurst: 78

Nick Boyle: 77

Baltimore’s three-headed monster at tight end is a strong group, regardless of their sub-80 overalls. After an impressive rookie season, it’s a bit surprising to see Mark Andrews rated where he is, especially in comparison to Hayden Hurst, who had a much more disappointing first-year campaign. Still, both Andrews and Hurst are in-line for big offensive roles and will likely see a boost in their overalls. Nick Boyle predictably doesn’t have the strongest pass-catching attributes, but is run blocking (72) and impact blocking (72) ratings help boost his overall. His blocking attributes are actually on the lower side compared to some other tight ends, as Boyle is maybe the best blocking tight end in the league.

Offensive Tackles

Ronnie Stanley: 85

Orlando Brown Jr: 79

James Hurst: 67

Greg Senat: 58

After maybe his best career season, Ronnie Stanley comes in as the ninth-best left tackle in Madden 20 with a 85 overall. If Stanley can improve as a run-blocker and become more consistent, he could very well find himself closer to the 90 overall mark by season’s end. Orlando Brown Jr. emerged as an every-down player by midseason and had a strong rookie performance overall last year. Like Stanley, Brown could stand to become better in the run blocking department, but his athleticism and pass-blocking acumen can’t be ignored. Brown has been talked up as a potential breakout candidate in 2019-20, so expect his rating to increase fairly significantly.

Guard/Center

Marshal Yanda: 91

Alex Lewis: 73

Matt Skura: 70

Ben Powers: 64

Bradley Bozeman: 63

Jermaine Eluemunor: 58

Another rendition of Madden, another year of Marshal Yanda being one of the team’s highest-rated players. Yanda is the third-best right guard in the game, narrowly trailing Zack Martin (96) and David DeCastro (91). However, Yanda could certainly be rated a few overall points higher and nobody would complain. The rest of the team’s interior offensive line isn’t as pretty, however.

Starting center Matt Skura is only a 70 overall and last year’s starting left guard, Alex Lewis, is only three rating points higher. The starting LG spot is up for grabs this season and any one of the trio of youngsters (Powers, Bozeman, Eluemunor) has a solid shot of winning it, although Lewis has a significantly better rating than them in the game. Skura’s rating may be a bit low but somewhere in the low 70’s seems appropriate.