Most disrespected Detroit Lions in the initial Madden 21 ratings

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions
Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

3. Center Frank Ragnow

The only other player that can challenge Golladay for most disrespected is Frank Ragnow. Ragnow established himself as one of the best young up-and-comers among the entire offensive lineman group in the league, not just the centers. It’s not a stretch to say he was a top-five center in 2019 and yet Madden has him rated as just a fringe top-10 center.

His overall rating of an 83 is just way too low, especially when you consider he was a better center than many of those ranked ahead of him including Ryan Kelly (85), Maurkice Pouncey (86), Alex Mack (89), and even arguably Rodney Hudson (93). Ragnow should have easily been given an overall grade of 85 (possibly as high as an 87) with the potential to finish as a 90+ overall by the season’s end.

Despite being the second-best run-blocking center in the NFL last year according to Pro Football Focus, Ragnow was ranked as just the eighth-best run-blocker in Madden.

Ragnow is a rising star in the league and it won’t be long until he goes to his first Pro-Bowl and receives his first All-Pro award. This young, rising star was vastly underrated in the initial Madden 21 ratings and deserves to get more recognition for his play.