Jul 21, 2014; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) heads to the field at the beginning of training camp at St John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
You know that it is almost time for football when training camps begin and EA Sports is releasing their ratings for Madden.
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EA Sports and Madden 15 have released their rookie ratings for the top 13 rookies.
The top rookie is Jadeveon Clowney, sitting at an 83 overall. He has an 88 speed and a 94 for power moves.
Sammy Watkins is sitting as the 5th overall rated rookie with an overall rating of an 80 and a 93 speed. He has an 88 for catching and has great speed, great moves after the catch, and top notch hands/playmaking ability. He has a better overall rating than his comparison receiver Julio Jones and the same as A.J. Green when they were rookies with Madden.
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sat down with CBS Sports and answered questions about Blake Bortles being the top ranked QB and Johnny Manziel not being in the top ten. Here is what he had to say about Sammy Watkins…
"CBS: Sammy Watkins is stout at 80. If I recall correctly that tops Julio Jones Madden 12 rating and is equal to A.J. Green‘s rating. Do you think Watkins and Mike Evans (an impressive 78) stack up favorably with Jones and Green?DM: Sammy Watkins reminds us a lot of Percy Harvin, great speed, great moves after the catch, and top notch hands/playmaking ability. Mike Evans is a bit slower but he is a mini-TE lining up outside at 6’5”, 230 lbs. We don’t have either Watkins or Evans grading out as high overall in comparison to Julio Jones/A.J. Green of the 2011 Draft.CBS: What sort of SPD rating is Watkins looking at?DM: Sammy is sitting pretty with 93 SPD/95ACC/95 AGI…To go along with 88 Catch rating, watch out AFC East cornerbacks!– CBS Sports"
Check out the link above for more of the rookie ratings and what Donny Moore had to say on some of the “eye-popping” individual traits for some of the other rookies.