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Madden 21 ratings: Analyzing the Ravens offense

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In the past few weeks, we’ve slowly begun to learn the ratings for Ravens players in the soon-to-be-released Madden 21. It began with the offensive rookies, followed by Lamar Jackson and now, we know the ratings of the entire roster.

Here’s how the offense stacks up:


Quarterback:

  1. Lamar Jackson (94)
  2. Robert Griffin III (68)
  3. Tyler Huntley (58)
  4. Trace McSorley (54)

This year’s cover athlete and reigning MVP was given a high overall rating of 94, highlighted by throwing ratings in the 90’s and impressive athletic traits. Maybe Jackson could have been a bit closer to Russell Wilson (97 OVR), but that’s just nitpicking.

Jackson’s backup, Robert Griffin III, is a 68 overall - which is solid for a backup. UDFA Tyler Huntley is surprisingly rated higher than Trace McSorley, despite the latter having a year of experience under his belt.


Running Back:

  1. Mark Ingram II (86)
  2. Pat Ricard (81)
  3. Gus Edwards (77)
  4. J.K. Dobbins (75)
  5. Justice Hill (72)

Much like last year, Mark Ingram stands in mid-to-upper 80’s, a fair assessment overall but maybe a point or two too low. After all, Ingram did rush for over 1,000 yards in 2019 while averaging 5.0 YPC and scoring 15 total touchdowns.

Pat Ricard is a strong 81 overall after a Pro Bowl campaign. Backup RB Gus Edwards is, in my estimation, could stand to be a couple of overall points higher. Edwards has put together two highly efficient seasons and is one of the league’s better backups.

His lack of pass-catching skills likely drags his rating down. Just two rating points lower than him is rookie J.K. Dobbins. With an overall of 75, Dobbins is the highest-rated rookie running back in Madden 21. Justice Hill is right where he was last year in the low-70s.


Wide Receiver:

  1. Marquise Brown (80)
  2. Willie Snead IV (78)
  3. Miles Boykin (72)
  4. Devin Duvernay (71)
  5. Chris Moore (71)
  6. Jaleel Scott (68)
  7. De’Anthony Thomas (67)
  8. James Proche (65)

One of the weaker positions on the Ravens’ roster is wide receiver, which is reflected in these Madden ratings.

Marquise Brown’s overall of 80 will surely increase as the season progresses, but his speed and catching attributes make him a fun player for users to use nonetheless. Slot WR Willie Snead IV was given the same rating as last year, 78, which is fair.

Miles Boykin is only one overall point higher than rookie Devin Duvernay, but both players have a good chance to work their way into the mid-70s this season. Fellow rookie James Proche is a 65 overall but has strong catching ratings, much like Duvernay.


Tight End:

  1. Mark Andrews (86)
  2. Nick Boyle (78)
  3. Jacob Breeland (61)

Losing Hayden Hurst is a bit of a blow to the collective overall of this tight end room, but Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle still pack a strong 1-2 punch.

Andrews’ rating of 86 is substantially higher than where he was in Madden 20, but it still places him tied with Greg Olsen for the eighth-best overall at the position. After a productive 2019 season, Andrews could stand to be closer to the top-five.

Nick Boyle is once again a 78 overall and has the fourth-highest run blocking rating at the position. UDFA Jacob Breeland has a ways to climb, as his rating is just a shade over 60.


Tackle:

  1. Ronnie Stanley (93)
  2. Orlando Brown Jr. (83)
  3. Andre Smith (65)

The Ravens have one of the NFL’s best tackle tandems in real life and that holds true in Madden 21.

Ronnie Stanley’s overall is much higher than it was at this point last year and deservedly so after a career-best season in 2019. With a 93 rating, Stanley is the team’s third-best player in the game and trails only two other left tackles for the position’s highest rating.

Orlando Brown Jr. is a solid 83 overall but could very well see his rating climb with another year of continued growth. “Zeus” is coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance and is still only entering his second season as a full-time starter.


Guard/Center:

  1. D.J. Fluker (80)
  2. Matt Skura (73)
  3. Bradley Bozeman (71)
  4. Ben Powers (65)
  5. Ben Bredeson (64)
  6. Tyre Phillips (64)
  7. Patrick Mekari (63)

The Ravens’ interior offensive line is a crowded bunch and without Marshal Yanda, it’s no longer one with very high-rated players.

Newcomer D.J. Fluker is by far the highest-rated interior lineman with an overall of 80, followed by Matt Skura (73) and Bradley Bozeman (71). As it currently stands, these three are the favorites to start at left guard, center and right guard.

After them, there’s a collection of players in the low-to-mid 60s. Ben Powers, Ben Bredeson, Tyre Phillips and Patrick Mekari are all entering their first or second career seasons and have shown very little at the NFL level, so it’s not surprising to see their ratings low.

Mekari, though, started nearly the entire second half of the 2019 season in place of Skura and performed admirably - so he could very well be higher. At the very least, he should be rated better than many of the names above him based on experience.


Top 10:

  1. Lamar Jackson (94)
  2. Ronnie Stanley (93)
  3. Mark Andrews (86)
  4. Mark Ingram (86)
  5. Orlando Brown Jr. (83)
  6. Pat Ricard (81)
  7. Marquise Brown (80)
  8. D.J. Fluker (80)
  9. Willie Snead IV (78)
  10. Nick Boyle (78)

What are your thoughts on the ratings of Baltimore’s offensive players? Who do you think should be rated higher or lower, or who do you think EA got just right?

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