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Underdog Rookie Madden ‘19 ratings

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Five years later, the sting remains.

Another July has come and gone and the EA NCAA Football franchise remains absent in all of our lives.

(Pause for tears and reflection)

There will be no game yet again this summer. That means just about all the players who were in-coming freshmen in the final version of the game have now officially graduated.

But fear not, button pushers. With the upcoming release of Madden ’19, you finally have your shot to play with some of the top talent from that freshman class.

Earlier this month, EA Sports officially released all player ratings. Below is the comprehensive list of all drafted players from the Sun Belt, Conference USA, American Athletic Conference, FCS schools and Division 2 schools.

It should be noted that this is not every rookie in the game. Many others will be added with updates as the preseason progresses. Some on this very list will be cut—some of whom will end up on practice squads.

From first rounders such as Marcus Davenport to Mr. Irrelevant (SMU’s Trey Quinn, who actually does not have the lowest rookie rating), here are the underdogs set to launch their Madden careers...

Key: Player/position/NFL team/draft pick: overall Madden rating (where they rank on team at that position)



Korey Cunningham/OT/Arizona/7th round-pick 254: 64 (5th tackle, 2nd at RT)


Matthew Adams/LB/Indianapolis/7th round-pick 221: 64 (4th MLB)


Anthony Miller/WR/Chicago/2nd round-pick 51: 74 (3rd WR)

Genard Avery/LB/Cleveland/5th round-pick 150: 67 (4th OLB, 2nd at LOLB)


Courtland Sutton/WR/Denver/2nd round-pick 40: 75 (3rd WR)

Justin Lawler/DE/LA Rams/7th round-pick 244: 66 (8th DE, 5th at LE)

Trey Quinn/WR/Washington/7th round-pick 256: 69 (5th WR)

South Florida

Deadrin Senat/DT/Atlanta/3rd round-pick 90: 71 (4th DT)

Marquez Valdes-Scantling/WR/Green Bay/5th round-pick 174: 70 (4th WR)


Jacob Martin/LB/Seattle/6th round-pick 186: 65 (5th OLB, 3rd LOLB)

Jullian Taylor/DT/San Francisco/7th round-pick 223: 69 (5th DT)


Parry Nickerson/CB/NY Jets/6th round-pick 179: 69 (7th CB)

Ade Aruna/DE/Minnesota/6th round-pick 218: 67 (7th DE, 3rd at LE)


Mike Hughes/CB/Minnesota/1st round-pick 30: 75 (4th at CB)

Tre’Quan Smith/WR/New Orleans/3rd round-pick 91: 72 (5th WR)

Jordan Akins/TE/Houston/3rd round-pick 98: 70 (3rd TE)

Shaquem Griffin/LB/Seattle/5th round-pick 141: 72 (3rd OLB, 2nd at ROLB)


Folorunso Fatukasi/DT/NY Jets/6th round-pick 180: 66 (3rd DT)

Conference USA


Alex McGough/QB/Seattle/7th round-pick 220: 61 (3rd QB)

Louisiana Tech

Boston Scott/RB/New Orleans/6th round-pick 201: 72 (4th RB)

Middle Tennessee

Richie James/WR/San Francisco/7th round-pick 240: 68 (7th WR)

Southern Miss

Tarvarius Moore/S/San Francisco/3rd round-pick 95: 69 (5th S, 4th at FS)

Ito Smith/RB/Atlanta/4th round-pick 126: 72 (3rd RB)

Cornell Armstrong/CB/Miami/6th round-pick 209: 68 (7th CB)

UT-San Antonio

Marcus Davenport/DE/New Orleans/1st round-pick 14: 75 (4th DE, 3rd at LE)


Will Hernandez/G/NY Giants/2nd round-pick 34: 78 (1st G, 1st at LG)

Western Kentucky

Joel Iyiegbuniwe/LB/Chicago/4th round-pick 115: 68 (5th MLB)

Mike White/QB/Dallas/5th round-pick 171: 64 (2nd QB)

Sun Belt

Appalachian State

Colby Gossett/G/Minnesota/6th round-pick 213: 66 (5th G, 3rd at LG)


Tracy Walker/S/Detroit/3rd round-pick 82: 69 (4th S, 2nd at FS)

Simeon Thomas/CB/Cleveland/6th round-pick 188: 67 (8th CB)

New Mexico State

Jaleel Scott/WR/Baltimore/4th round-pick 132: 69 (6th WR)


Central Arkansas

Tremon Smith/CB/Kansas City/6th round-pick 196: 69 (5th CB)


Bilal Nichols/DT/Chicago/5th round-pick 145: 68 (3rd DT)


Chase Edmonds/RB/Arizona/4th round-pick 134: 71 (3rd RB)

Illinois State

Devontae Harris/CB/Cincinnati/5th round-pick 151: 68 (5th CB)

Jacksonville State

Siran Neal/S/Buffalo/5th round-pick 154: 68 (5th S, 3rd at SS)


Jamil Demby/G/LA Rams/6th round-pick 192: 65 (4th G, 3rd at LG)

North Carolina A&T

Brandon Parker/OT/Oakland/3rd round-pick 65: 69 (3rd OT, 2nd at RT)

Northern Iowa

Daurice Fountain/WR/Indianapolis/5th round-pick 159: 68 (5th WR)


Justin Watson/WR/Tampa Bay/5th round-pick 144: 69 (5th WR)


Kyle Lauletta/QB/NY Giants/4th round-pick 108: 71 (2nd QB)

Sam Houston State

P.J. Hall/DT/Oakland/2nd round-pick 57: 73 (6th DT)

South Carolina State

Darius Leonard/LB/Indianapolis/2nd round-pick 36: 72 (1st MLB)

South Dakota State

Dallas Goedert/TE/Philadelphia/2nd round-pick 49: 77 (2nd TE)

SE Missouri State

Kendall Donnerson/OLB/Green Bay/7th round-pick 248: 64 (5th OLB, 3rd at LOLB)

Stephen F. Austin

John Franklin-Myers/DE/LA Rams/4th round-pick 135: 67 (7th DE, 3rd at RE)


Greg Senat/OT/Baltimore/6th round-pick 212: 63 (4th OT, 2nd at RT)

Weber State

Taron Johnson/CB/Buffalo/4th round-pick 121: 68 (4th CB)

Western Carolina

Keion Crossen/CB/New England/7th round-pick 243: 69 (7th CB)


Foyesade Oluokun/MLB/Atlanta/6th round-pick 200: 66 (2nd MLB)


Ferris State

Zach Sieler/DE/Baltimore/7th round-pick 238: 67 (6th DE, 3rd at LE)

Fort Hays State

Nathan Shepherd/DE/NY Jets/3rd round-pick 72: 70 (6th DE, 3rd at LE)

Humboldt State

Alex Cappa/G/Tampa Bay/3rd round-pick 94: 68 (4th G, 2nd at LG)

Virginia State

Trenton Cannon/RB/NY Jets/6th round-pick 204: 70 (5th RB)