Who is the highest-rated Detroit Lions player in Madden 22?

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The newest version of Madden, the longtime and massively popular video game by EA Sports will release next month. And in preparation for said release of the aptly titled Madden 22, the company has been slowly rolling out NFL player ratings this past week. They, of course, include the Detroit Lions.

For Lions fans, many may wonder which player Madden has elected to give the highest overall ratings to, essentially naming them the best player on the team. And following the offseason shakeup which installed a new front office, coaching staff, and placed many new faces on the roster in Detroit, it’s a legitimate question.

After all, of the top ten highest-rated Lions player in Madden 21, only three remain on the current roster in Detroit. Those players being linebacker Trey Flowers, center Frank Ragnow, and linebacker Jamie Collins.

The other seven are no longer on the team following this offseason’s rebuild. Last year’s top-rated offensive player out of Detroit in Madden 21 was wide receiver Kenny Golladay with an 86 overall rating. He was tied with Flowers.

The top duo was followed in the ratings by wideout Marvin Jones Jr. (85), slot corner Justin Coleman (85), cornerback Desmond Trufant (84), quarterback Matthew Stafford (83), Collins (83), Ragnow (83), running back Kerryon Johnson (82), and kicker Matt Prater (81).

With so many of those names now gone, who will take up the mantle as the Lions’ top player in the newest version of Madden? Well, now we know.

When Madden 22 is released on Friday, August 20, Ragnow will be the Lions’ highest rated player with an overall rating of 88. The second player on that list will be tight end T.J. Hockenson with an 85 overall rating. That makes sense as both players are coming off their first Pro Bowl nominations.

The Lions don’t have any players rated in the 90s. And they only have five in the 80-range. Those names include Ragnow, Hockenson, defensive tackle Michael Brockers (82), Flowers (81), and Pro Bowl punter Jack Fox (80).

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The overall Madden 22 ratings for some of the more notable Detroit Lions’ players include quarterback Jared Goff (77), running back D’Andre Swift (78), rookie offensive tackle Penei Sewell (75), cornerback Jeff Okudah (74), left tackle Taylor Decker (78), running back Jamaal Williams (77), wide receiver Tyrell Williams (79), and linebacker Romeo Okwara (79). See all the ratings here.