Only two former SEC players made it into the top-10 player ratings among rookies in Madden NFL 17.
This is important stuff. Many of these guys grew up playing the popular video game from EA Sports and egos are wounded when they find out the makers of the game aren’t necessarily predicting big things for them as rookies as their ratings reflect.
So who made the top-10?
Former Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil comes in at No. 6. He gets an 88 rating from makers of the game for strength and that should help him dominate defensive linemen. Tunsil was drafted by Miami in the first round after falling deeper into the round than expected because of concerns over his off-field behavior and habits. After he was selected, he admitted to taking money from Ole Miss coaches contributing to an NCAA investigation that is still ongoing.
Former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry is No. 9 on the list. He was drafted 35th overall by San Diego and is the 2015 winner of the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s best college tight end.
Both SEC players were given overall ratings of 78. You can watch a trailer for the game here.
Former Arkansas running back Alex Collins and former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott are the only two SEC players to appear in the video above, produced by EA Sports. The players are asked to predict their ratings and then react when told what their individual ratings will be when the game is released Aug. 23.
The top two rated rookies, according to EA Sports are former Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey of the Jaguars and former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, now with Dallas. Ramsey earned an 82 overall rating and Elliott is rated at 80.