Top B1G rookies get Madden ratings, react
Among the perks of becoming an NFL rookie is seeing yourself in the newest Madden.
For three B1G rookies, that thrill came a little early.
Madden NFL 17 released its top-10 rated rookies on Wednesday, three of which were former B1G stars. Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa and Jack Conklin were among the top-rated rookies in the latest Madden installment.
Elliott, who owns the NFL’s highest-selling jersey since the draft, was rated 80 overall. That was second to only former Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, who was given an 82-rating.
Here’s how Elliott was rated:
Joey Bosa also earned a high ranking. The former Buckeye defensive end, who remains unsigned, was the fifth-ranked rookie with a 79-rating.
He was behind with former Notre Dame offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley and former Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo.
Jack Conklin also earned one of the top spots in the game. The former Michigan State tackle received a 79-rating, which was tied with Stanley as the highest rating for an offensive lineman.
Conklin was slotted at No. 7 behind former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil even though he was only rated 78 overall:
Best of all, however, was rookies reacting to some of their rookie rankings. Elliott, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller were all among the rookies interviewed about their specific ratings.
They were a little disappointed: