Every sports video game fan ever has been highly disappointed with the ratings given to his or her team's players. For the record, I'm totally fine with the marks given the Atlanta Falcons so far -- I've even said Tony Gonzalez is rated too highly.
But EA Sports' list of the top 10 rookies in Madden 12, which includes pick No. 4 Julio Jones (78) at No. 9 behind former teammate Mark Ingram (79) -- who could've fallen out of the first round if not for a trade by the New Orleans Saints -- is kind of a laugher.
They got most of the list right, actually, with near-certainties Prince Amukamara, Mike Pouncey and J.J. Watt joining the draft's top five players. Rating Jones a couple points shy of A.J. Green isn't that big of a deal, as Green's draft stock was indeed higher. But Ingram's better than Jones, Nick Fairley or Ryan Kerrigan? Really? At football?
Sure, Ingram will probably succeed in New Orleans. His quarterback is Drew Brees, after all. Kinda hard to screw that up. But expect this one to be adjusted, as Madden 11's estimation of Corey Peters (worst player in the first three rounds!) was.
I'll be in the back yard ranting about the media's never-ending love for all things Saints if anybody needs me.
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