The Baltimore Ravens have been a favorite team to use for NFL enthusiasts who play the Madden video game because of quaterback Lamar Jackson’s dynamic playmaking ability and their stingy defense. The Madden franchise puts out annual ratings for individual players and their teams ahead of the game’s release.
The Madden Rating for each player is a composite of scores in 43 categories that each player is graded on and players are categorized as either rookies or veterans. For rookies, data from pro days and the NFL combine are used to determine the ratings for speed, strength, and other performance categories.
The Ravens had an overall rating of 85. Baltimore had seven players land in the top 100 ranking.
Here’s a look at the top 10 players on the team:
1. Mark Andrews | TE | 93 overall
2. Ronnie Stanley | LT | 92 overall
3. Marlon Humphrey | CB | 91 overall
4. Lamar Jackson | QB | 90 overall
5. Justin Tucker | K | 90 overall
6. Calais Campbell | DL | 89 overall
7. Michael Pierce | DT | 89 overall
8. Marcus Petets | CB | 88 overall
9. Marcus Williams | FS | 84 overall
10. Kevin Zeitler | RG | 83 overall
Retired punter Sam Koch’s 84 overall rating would have made him the ninth-highest ranked Ravens player. Koch will instead be a part of the coaching staff to work with first-year punter Jordan Stout who they selected in the fourth round of the 2022 draft.
The rookies have not been ranked. But, Baltimore should get impact plays from their 2022 first-round picks in safety, Kyle Hamilton and center Tyler Linderbaum.
Tight end Mark Andrews received the highest ranking on the team. Andrews’ 93 overall ranking was third best among tight ends behind Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers. This comes after Andrews’ 107 receptions for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns were the most among tight ends last year.
Despite missing most of the last two seasons due to an ankle injury, Stanley’s 92 ranking was fifth-best among all right tackles.That is a sign of the respect that Stanley has garnered when he was a first-team All-Pro in 2019.
The same can be said for Humphrey who missed significant time last year. Humphrey was the fifth-ranked cornerback. The Ravens expect him to make a full recovery from a torn right pectoral muscle in 2021.
Madden did Jackson more justice than a recent ESPN poll of NFL shotcallers that landed him outside of the top 10 quarterbacks in the league. Jackson’s 90 overall rating was fifth among quarterbacks behind Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (97), Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (97), Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (97) and Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (91).
The Ravens’ 85 overall rating is down from their 88 overall last year but they’ll continue to be a favorite among Madden players.