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Madden NFL 20 releases initial ratings for 2019 rookie class

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And it doesn’t look too bad for the Vikings

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We talked briefly about Madden NFL 20 a few days ago, and the folks from Electronic Arts have made another move to try to increase the hype for the game’s release, which is now less than a month away.

A couple of days ago, EA released the initial ratings for all of the rookies on the game’s website. If we take a look at the Minnesota Vikings’ 2019 draft class, for the most part it looks relatively solid.

The highest-rated rookie for the Vikings is their second-round pick, tight end Irv Smith, Jr. He has an overall rating of 75, which makes him one of the ten highest-rated players in this entire rookie class, and the second-highest rookie tight end behind T.J. Hockenson of the Detroit Lions. He’s followed closely by the team’s first selection, center Garrett Bradbury. Bradbury checks in with an overall rating of 73 and, unless I missed someone, it appears that he’s the highest-rated offensive lineman from this year’s rookie class.

If you want to see all of the Vikings’ rookies in one place, you can see the filtered version right here.

While we touched on the more highly-rated members of the Vikings’ draft class, they also have. . .by far. . .the lowest-rated member of this year’s rookie class in long snapper Austin Cutting. Cutting’s overall rating is a 38, which is ten points lower than the next-lowest rated rookie (Cleveland Browns quarterback David Blough) and is probably a contender for the lowest player rating in the entire game. In Cutting’s defense, they have him listed as a tight end, which is a position that he is definitely not going to play in the NFL. However, since EA has decided not to make long snappers their own distinct position, that’s how the cookie crumbles for the young lieutenant.

No official word on when EA is going to release the rest of the ratings for Madden NFL 20, but if they contain anything interesting for the purple, we’ll bring that information to you here.

(I will point out that “Damin Wolfblade” had this information over in the FanPosts before I put this story here.)