Detroit Lions: Madden 21 ratings critiqued for Top 10 players

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Now that some of the Detroit Lions’ Madden 21 ratings have been released, we compare them to some of our own to see how they stack up.

Every summer leading up to EA Sports’ release of Madden Football in August, player ratings are revealed. The Detroit Lions are usually given harsh ratings compared to the actual skill of their players.

Now that the Lions’ top 10 players have had their rating revealed by Madden School. I marked them next to my projected ratings to see how they stack up. The results were interesting, take a look:

Note: Madden official rating is listed on top/My personal rating is revealed through commentary

1. Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay: 86

Both Madden and I alike had wide receiver Kenny Golladay as the Lions top-rated player. However, my rating for Golladay was higher at 90. The reasoning behind this was that every wide receiver in the previous Madden who had over 11 touchdowns and 1100 receiving yards were given over a 90 overall.

2. Defensive End Trey Flowers: 86

It didn’t take long to find some common ground. I had defensive end Trey Flowers rated at an 87. Flowers had very similar production from his last season with the New England Patriots from his first year in Detroit. The slight bump up comes from a scorching hot finish in the final weeks of his 2019-2020 campaign.

3. Wide Receiver Marvin Jones: 85

Right on the nose with both sides giving an 85 rating to wide receiver Marvin Jones. Mainly due to the fact Jones was injured. Madden tends to repeat ratings to players who missed the end of the season from injuries. I gave Jones an 85 due to a similar game to game production.