Madden 17 will be available one month from today and the folk over at EA Sports are starting to share ratings in regards to the game. A few days ago, we learned that fourth round pick Cardale Jones had a throw power rating of 96, but that was the only bit of information released about Buffalo's draft class. Now, courtesy of ESPN's Mike Rodak, we know the overall ratings for the Buffalo Bills draft class.
Shaquille Lawson, Buffalo's first round pick leads the way with an overall rating of 75. Lawson was among the draft's best edge rushers and his 75 rating is strong. EA Sports released the Top 10 Rookie Ratings and Lawson's 75 overall rating falls just outside of the Top 10.
Reggie Ragland, Buffalo's 41st overall pick, also received high marks with a 74. The inside linebacker should see his rating increase throughout the season as he's expected to be on the field often as a rookie.
Third round pick Adolphus Washington came in at 70 overall. Washington was considered to be one of the draft's best interior pass rushers so his overall breakdown will be interesting.
Here's a look at the rest of the rookie class and their ratings.
QB Cardale Jones: 66
RB Jonathan Williams: 67
WR Kolby Listenbee: 66
CB Kevon Seymour: 63
Williams was considered a strong value pick in Round 5 so it's no surprise to see him with the next highest grade. As for Listenbee and Seymour, it's a safe bet that their best individual rating will probably come in the speed department.