Madden 20: Tallest wide receivers (PS4 & Xbox One)

Winning jump balls is vital to success in Madden. Which WR’s can claim the high passes?

Toby Durant by Toby Durant

Football can be a pretty simple game really. The modern NFL has become a match up league, with players being coveted for the speed or their size.

While fast players can get behind a defense and gain huge chunks of yardage, tall players can increase tight windows and catch balls totally out of the range for cornerbacks.

With Madden 20 finally released on all platforms this week we know that the high pass mechanic is once again included and can be exploited by players in the red zone looking for that extra edge.

Lofting the ball up to where only your big receiver can get it is a very valuable piece of an offense, but which receivers are the most capable of winning jump balls in the corner of the end zone? The tallest ones…

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Brandon Coleman, Free Agent (72 OVR)

Age: 27

Height: 6’6″

Best Stats: Acceleration (89), Jumping (87), Speed (86), Catching (84), Spectacular Catch (84), Agility (84), Catch In Traffic (81), Medium Route Running (79)

Brandon Coleman went undrafted in 2014, but latched on with the New Orleans Saints. In 2015 he pulled in 30 catches for 454 yards and 2 scores and went on to be a useful cog in the Saints machine for a few years but was released prior to the 2018 season and is now a free agent.

In Madden 20 Coleman is enormous, and pairs his amazing height with good jumping (87) and spectacular catch (84) to be a serious red zone threat. His acceleration (89) and speed (86) are ok but not great, and his route running (78 short, 79 medium) isn’t amazing.

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Tanner McEvoy, Free Agent (66 OVR)

Age: 26

Height: 6’6″

Best Stats: Acceleration (89), Speed (87), Jumping (84), Agility (84), Spectacular Catch (80), Catching (79), Catch In Traffic (77)

Tanner McEvoy went undrafted in 2016 but was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks. He caught 9 passes as a rookie, including 2 touchdowns, and 5 in 2017 before moving to Miami where he struggled to make any impact.

In Madden 20 McEvoy has reasonable speed (87) and acceleration (89) for a big player, but his jumping (84) and catching (79) are not ideal for a red zone target.

Carlton Agudosi, Philadelphia Eagles (58 OVR)

Age: 25

Height: 6’6″

Best Stats: Jumping (94), Acceleration (89), Agility (86), Speed (85), Catch In Traffic (77), Spectacular Catch (76), Catching (76)

Carlton Agudosi went undrafted out of Rutgers in 2017. He found a training camp spot with the Arizona Cardinals and then landed on their practice squad. In January 2019 he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

In Madden 20 Agudosi pairs his 6’6″ frame with terrific jumping (94). His speed (85) isn’t great but his acceleration (89) is nice. Agudosi’s catching (76) is inconsistent and his route running is extremely poor.

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Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (91 OVR)

Age: 26

Height: 6’5″

Best Stats: Catch In Traffic (97), Spectacular Catch (96), Jumping (95), Release (95), Acceleration (91), Speed (89), Catching (88), Medium Route Running (88)

Mike Evans is a legitimate star. Drafted 7th overall in 2014 by Tampa Bay, he has been an enormous success for the Buccaneers. Evans has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of his 5 seasons in the NFL, with 10+ touchdowns twice. In 2018 Evans made 86 catches for a massive 1,524 yards and 8 scores.

In Madden 20 Evans is an X-Factor player who can terrorize defenses. His catch in traffic (97) and spectacular catch (96) are exceptional and when paired with his 6’5″ frame, speed (89) and amazing jumping (95) make him incredibly difficult to stop.

Brandon Marshall, Free Agent (77 OVR)

Age: 35

Height: 6’5″

Best Stats: Jumping (90), Spectacular Catch (89), Catch In Traffic (87), Speed (85), Acceleration (85), Release (84), Catching (83)

The veteran Brandon Marshall was a fourth-round pick for the Denver Broncos in 2006 and quickly proved his worth. In his second season he racked up 102 catches for 1,325 yards and 7 TDs and became a fixture in the 1,000+ yard club, posting 7-straight seasons of 4 digit yardage. Marshall has barely played in the last two years due to injury.

In Madden 20 he still has good juming (90) and good hands (spec. catch 89, catch in traffic 87). His athleticism is poor (speed 85, acceleration 85) though, as his his route running (short 76, medium 73).

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Hakeem Butler, Arizona Cardinals (72 OVR)

Age: 23

Height: 6’5″

Best Stats: Speed (88), Jumping (87), Spectacular Catch (87), Acceleration (87), Catch In Traffic (84), Agility (82)

Hakeem Butler was taken in the fourth-round of this years draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He spent his college career at Iowa State, seeing consistent targets in his junior year, making 60 catches for 1,318 yards and 9 touchdowns.

In Madden 20 Butler has a lot of potential with his speed (88) and jumping (87) making him a good young prospect. His spectacular catch (87) will play well on high passes in the end zone. His route running needs work (short 77, medium 76) but he should be fun for years to come.

Auden Tate, Cincinnati Bengals (69 OVR)

Age: 22

Height: 6’5″

Best Stats: Spectacular Catch (87), Acceleration (87), Speed (85), Catch In Traffic (83), Release (80), Catching (80), Jumping (80)

Auden Tate was a seventh-round pick for the Cincinnati Bengals and caught 4 passes for 35 yards, which is actually rather impressive for such a late round pick.

In Madden 20 Tate has impressive spectacular catch (87) and nice acceleration (87). His speed (85) is only ok and his catching (80) is fine, but his route running (short 73, medium 70) is poor.

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Tanner McEvoyFree Agent6’6″66877984
Carlton AgudosiPhiladelphia Eagles6’6″58857694
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Jordan TaylorMinnesota Vikings6’5″68888287
Jaleel ScottBaltimore Ravens6’5″68878085
Tim PatrickDenver Broncos6’5″67907989
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Cam SimsWashington Redskins6’5″65878182
Allen LazardGreen Bay Packers6’5″64878090
Jamal CustisKansas City Chiefs6’5″63898083
AJ GreenCincinnati Bengals6’4″90909096
Kenny GolladayDetroit Lions6’4″83909088
Tyrell WilliamsOakland Raiders6’4″83927293
Mike WilliamsLos Angeles Chargers6’4″81898883
Devin FunchessIndianapolis Colts6’4″80888691
Martavis BryantFree Agent6’4″75928492
Terrelle Pryor SrJacksonville Jaguars6’4″73908388
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGreen Bay Packers6’4″73938175
Andre HolmesDenver Broncos6’4″72868287
Mile BoykinBaltimore Ravens6’4″71928496
Mack HollinsPhiladelphia Eagles6’4″71907585
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Jalen HurdSan Francisco 49ers6’4″68897890
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Bug HowardDenver Broncos6’4″63868489
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