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Keenan Allen is the highest rated Charger in ‘Madden 19’

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to his touchdown catch in front of Tyrell Williams #16 to take a 20-10 lead over the Oakland Raiders during the first half at StubHub Center on December 31, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to his touchdown catch in front of Tyrell Williams #16 to take a 20-10 lead over the Oakland Raiders during the first half at StubHub Center on December 31, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Player grades for ‘Madden 19’ are in! Let’s take a look at what they are.

If you’re a big football fan, there’s a good chance you’ve played Madden before. ‘Madden 19’ is about to be released, and below is your favorite team’s player ratings.

Keenan Allen – 91

Casey Hayward – 91

Joey Bosa – 90

Melvin Ingram – 90

Melvin Gordon – 89

Hunter Henry – 88

Philip Rivers – 87

Jason Verrett – 86

Travis Benjamin – 83

Corey Liuget – 83

Trevor Williams – 83

Jahleel Addae – 82

Tyrell Williams – 82

Austin Ekeler – 81

Desmond King – 81

Derwin James – 80

Russell Okung – 80

The grades aren’t terrible, but some of these players should be rated higher. Allen, Bosa and Hayward are top five players at their position and should be a bit higher than where they are at. Gordon is a good player, but he shouldn’t be ranked higher than Rivers. Madden knows how good the Chargers’ secondary is, having six players (Hayward, Verrett, Williams, King, Addae and James) all in the 80s. James is one of just a few rookies to receive a grade of 80 or better. Madden also seems to be high on Ekeler, who surprised many last season as an undrafted rookie. On the other hand, Benjamin and Liuget’s grades seem a bit high.

The Chargers’ first three picks from last year (Mike Williams, Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney) received overall grades of 79, 78 and 74, respectively. Barring injury, those three should start this year. This year’s first three picks (James, Uchenna Nwosu and Justin Jones) received overall grades of 80, 73 and 69, respectively. Those three will also see a ton of playing time in Year 1. Aside from Okung, the rest of the starting offensive line (Lamp, Feeney, Mike Pouncey and Joe Barksdale) all graded out in the 70s.

The lowest grade for a starting position is at FB, where they gave Derek Watt a 66. MLB is a close second with Hayes Pullard receiving a 66. It’s strange that Denzel Perryman (78) is listed at ROLB.

Well, there you have it. Here’s a full list of all the grades. Do you think certain players should have received higher grades? Let us know in the comments section below.

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