Defensive End Khalil Mack, Guard/Tackle Kelechi Osemele, and Cornerback Sean Smith
Last week we found out the ever-important Madden Rating for Khalil Mack in the 2017 version of Madden 2017 – it's 94, by the way.
Now, the entire rankings for the Oakland Raiders are out, so let's take a look at the other interesting notes from the release, as well as some other things that stood out at first glance.
The Top Five
There really aren't too many surprises for the highest-rated Raiders in Madden, minus maybe the absence of quarterback Derek Carr, who checks in with an overall rating of 83.
Here are the top five Raiders (keep in mind, Mack is categorized as a left outside linebacker in the game):
- LOLB – Khalil Mack – 94
- RG – Kelechi Osemele – 89
T3. CB – Sean Smith – 88
T3. DT – Dan Williams – 88
T5. FS – Reggie Nelson – 87
T5. LT – Donald Penn – 87
The Best Of Each Category
A player's Madden rating is based off a combination of 42 categories including: awareness, speed, acceleration, agility and strength. Here are the Raiders that top some of those main categories.
Awareness – DT – Dan Williams – 91
Speed – WR – Amari Cooper – 92
Acceleration – RB – Latavius Murray – 94
Agility – WR – Amari Cooper – 94
Strength – DT – Dan Williams 96
Right off the bat, an 83 overall rating for Derek Carr seems a little bit on the low side. Carr earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2016, and established himself as one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL last season, so to be the fourteenth-ranked quarterback in the game seems a little rough.
Also, can we get some respect for Jon Condo, please?
Granted Madden doesn't have a specific long snapper position designation, but a 42 overall rating for a two-time Pro Bowl long snapper like Condo seems like a bit of an injustice to the man.
You can check out the full Madden ratings for the Raiders as whole, here.