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Watch NFL rookies react to their mediocre Madden ratings

Predictions for NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year


By JOHN DORN

Being an NFL rookie has to be an exciting gig. Often fresh off signing a multi-million-dollar contract for playing the game they love, these early-20-year-olds enter the league with their heads high and hopes higher.

But they'll always have the folks at EA Sports and Madden there to keep them humble.

The video game franchise is notorious for rating rookies on a relatively lower scale before they can prove otherwise. Some of this year's class was fully aware and broached the topic with tempered expectations. Others... well, not so much.




No, Jameis Winston was not happy.

The first-overall selection in this year's draft enters the season as the second-highest rated rookie with an 81. Amari Cooper of the Oakland Raiders earns the top spot with an 82 overall ranking. Todd Gurley of the Rams, Washington's Brandon Scherff and Leonard Williams of the Jets all took home ratings of 80. All other rookies are currently slated at 79 or below.

Shoutout to 29th-overall pick Phillip Dorsett, wide receiver on the Colts, who predicted he'd be rocking a 95 before ever playing an NFL game. Not just yet, rook.

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