29 Jul 2021 5:20 PM +00:00

Madden 22 ratings could be big for NFL rookies

Madden 22 ratings aren't slowing down when it comes to ESPN reveals, and we've learned about several different positions so far.

Here's everything you need to know about Madden 22 ratings and details on all those that have been revealed already.

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Latest news - Top 10 Cornerbacks Revealed

The ratings drops continued on ESPN, and this time some of the most devastating ball hawks in the league came into focus.

With a 99 Club member topping off the list, here are the top 10 cornerbacks in Madden 22:

  • Darius Slay Jr, 88 OVR
  • Kendall Fuller, 89 OVR
  • Denzel Ward, 89 OVR
  • James Bradberry IV, 90 OVR
  • Xavien Howard, 91 OVR
  • Marlon Humphrey, 92 OVR
  • Tre'Davious White, 93 OVR
  • Jaire Alexander, 95 OVR
  • Stephon Gilmore, 97 OVR
  • Jalen Ramsey, 99 OVR

You can find our currently expected reveal schedule and live updates throughout the week here.

Madden 22 Ratings

One of the most highly anticipated pieces of information each year for the Madden franchise is how the ratings sort out at the beginning of the year.

Madden 22 Ratings Predictions
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Players will inevitably argue they should be rated higher, but that's to be expected when considering the competitiveness of the league itself.


With Madden 22 Ratings Reveal Week set to dominate ESPN programming from July 26, 2021 to July 30, 2021, we're sure to get a lot of big news this week.

You can find the full schedule for this week and the latest live updates on reveals here.

All Madden 22 Ratings Revealed

While there are plenty more coming down the line, we've already gotten several big names with ratings dropped during the string of announcements on ESPN.

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Here, we've got details on the ratings that have been revealed so far:

Top 10 Safeties

As revealed on ESPN, here are the top 10 safeties in Madden 22:

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS, Pittsburgh Steelers - 89 OVR
  • Adrian Amos, SS, Green Bay Packers - 89 OVR
  • Eddie Jackson, FS, Chicago Bears - 89 OVR
  • Harrison Smith, SS, Minnesota Vikings - 90 OVR
  • Jamal Adams, SS, Seattle Seahawks - 90 OVR
  • Justin Simmons, FS, Denver Broncos - 91 OVR
  • Jessie Bates III, FS, Cincinnati Bengals - 91 OVR
  • Devin McCourty, FS, New England Patriots - 92 OVR
  • Budda Baker, SS, Arizona Cardinals - 93 OVR
  • Tyrann Mathieu, SS, Kansas City Chiefs - 95 OVR

Top 10 Tight Ends

The following were revealed as the top 10 tight ends in Madden 22:

  • Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles - 84 OVR
  • T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions - 85 OVR
  • Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins - 85 OVR
  • Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 86 OVR
  • Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns - 86 OVR
  • Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots - 87 OVR
  • Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens - 88 OVR
  • Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders - 93 OVR
  • George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers - 96 OVR
  • Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs - 99 OVR

Top 10 Running Backs

The following players got the nod as the highest rated RBs in Madden 22:

  • Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals - 88 OVR
  • Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys - 88 OVR
  • Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders - 88 OVR
  • Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants - 90 OVR
  • Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers - 91 OVR
  • Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints - 94 OVR
  • Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings - 95 OVR
  • Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns - 96 OVR
  • Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans - 96 OVR
  • Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers - 97 OVR

Top 10 Defensive Linemen

The following were revealed as the top 10 defensive linemen in Madden 22:

  • Vita Vea, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 88 OVR
  • Stephon Tuitt, LE, Pittsburgh Steelers - 89 OVR
  • Kenny Clark, DT, Green Bay Packers - 89 OVR
  • Calais Campbell, RE, Green Bay Packers - 90 OVR
  • Michael Pierce, DT, Minnesota Vikings - 91 OVR
  • Cameron Heyward, RE, Pittsburgh Steelers - 92 OVR
  • DeForest Buckner, DT, Indianapolis Colts - 92 OVR
  • Chris Jones, DT, Kansas City Chiefs - 92 OVR
  • Fletcher Cox, DT, Philadelphia Eagles - 94 OVR
  • Aaron Donald, RE, Los Angeles Rams - 99 OVR

Top 10 Edge Rushers

We've now learned about the top edge rushers in Madden 22:

  • Za'Darius Smith, OLB, Green Bay Packers - 89 OVR
  • Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers - 90 OVR
  • Joey Bosa, OLB, Los Angeles Chargers - 92 OVR
  • Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos - 93 OVR
  • Cameron Jordan, DE, New Orleans Saints - 93 OVR
  • JJ Watt, DE, Arizona Cardinals - 94 OVR
  • Chandler Jones, OLB, Arizona Cardinals - 94 OVR
  • TJ Watt, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers - 94 OVR
  • Khalil Mack, OLB, Chicago Bears - 96 OVR
  • Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns - 98 OVR

Top 10 Wide Receivers

The first major reveal of top players focused on wideouts, including the first 99 Club reveal:

  • Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears - 90 OVR
  • Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 91 OVR
  • Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys - 92 OVR
  • Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers - 93 OVR
  • Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints - 94 OVR
  • Julio Jones, WR, Tennessee Titans - 95 OVR
  • Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills - 97 OVR
  • Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs - 98 OVR
  • Deandre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals - 98 OVR
  • Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers - 99 OVR

NFL Rookie Ratings

The following NFL rookie ratings have been announced:

  • Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons - 81 OVR
  • Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars - 78 OVR
  • Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins - 76 OVR
  • Pat Surtain II, CB, Denver Broncos - 76 OVR
  • Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets - 75 OVR
  • Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals - 75 OVR
  • DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles - 75 OVR
  • Trey Lance, QB, San Francisco 49ers - 74 OVR
  • Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears - 74 OVR
  • Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots - 71 OVR
  • Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets - 73 OVR
  • Kadarius Toney, WR, New York Giants - 72 OVR
  • Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens - 72 OVR

Recently Traded Player Ratings

One chunk of ratings dropped during the initial kickoff special included the following players who are headed to new teams this season:

  • Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams - 83 OVR
  • Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions - 77 OVR
  • Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts - 72 OVR
  • Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles - 71 OVR
  • Sam Darnold, QB, Carolina Panthers - 71 OVR
  • Julio Jones, WR, Tennessee Titans - 95 OVR
  • JJ Watt, DE, Arizona Cardinals - 94 OVR
  • Jonnu Smith, TE, New England Patriots - 81 OVR

Lowest Rated Players (Long Snapper Ratings)

We also got news of the lowest rated players in the game, all of which are at the ultra-specialized long snapper position:

  • Zach Triner, LS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 25 OVR
  • Matthew Orzech, LS, Los Angeles Rams - 25 OVR
  • Joe Cardona, LS, New England Patriots - 26 OVR
  • Ross Matiscik, LS, Jacksonville Jaguars - 26 OVR
  • Zach Wood, LS, New Orleans Saints - 26 OVR
  • Kameron Canaday, LS, Arizona Cardinals - 26 OVR

While the final version of Madden 22 is still a few weeks away, we were granted access to an early unfinished build and you can find our beta review here.

Best Team Rating Prediction

Determining which teams are most likely to be highest rated in Madden 22 will inevitably begin by looking at two key factors from the past year.

The first is how things looked last year when it comes to team ratings in Madden 21, and the second is how those teams each performed in the last NFL season.

Madden 22 Ratings Best Team Rating Ranking
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THE CHAMPIONS: The Bucs have a solid claim for a top rating

Being the defending Super Bowl Champions isn't a guarantee for being the highest rated team in the game, as the Kansas City Chiefs were third behind the 49ers and Saints in Madden 21 following their Super Bowl victory.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 7th last year, but should be on the rise considering their strong 11-5 season and a Super Bowl winning playoff run that included wins over the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, and Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Saints are also all-but-guaranteed to be in for a struggle this year following the retirement of longtime quarterback Drew Brees, so expect their team rating to fall significantly.

Despite their 31-9 loss in the Super Bowl, it still looks like the Kansas City Chiefs are most likely to be the highest rated team in Madden 22, but the top teams should also include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens.

The first time players get their hands on Madden 22 will likely be with a potential EA Play Trial, and we've got all the details on when we should know more about that here.

Ultimate Team (MUT 22)


Operating separately from the main roster ratings used in Franchise Mode and core parts of Madden 22, Ultimate Team works in its own ecosystem.

Ultimate Team ratings aren't always the same as main roster ratings, and the frequent addition of new content means that players will end up with multiple versions of themselves in MUT 22.

There's no indication yet about how MUT 22 could vary from MUT 21, but we'll definitely see Ultimate Team returning this year with new powerful ratings on special cards once again.

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