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‘Madden NFL 20’ ratings for Los Angeles Chargers rookies

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: A video board displays an image of Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame after he was chosen #28 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: A video board displays an image of Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame after he was chosen #28 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Cortez Broughton #96 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates after the play in the game against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs at Nippert Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Cortez Broughton #96 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates after the play in the game against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs at Nippert Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Jerry Tillery: 74

It makes sense that the Chargers’ first-round pick is the highest rated of their rookies. While taking into account everything that was said before, it’s not a bad rating.

Among rookie defensive tackles, Tillery is the fifth highest rated after Quinnen Williams (80), Ed Oliver (79), Dexter Lawrence (76) and Christian Wilkins (75). What stands out is his speed and acceleration. With 75 and 84 respectively, only Williams and Oliver have a higher rating for the position.

Nasir Adderley: 71

Adderley’s rating is somewhat disappointing, as he was widely seen as a first-round talent. It seems EA based their ratings mostly on draft position, with the notable exception of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who was given a 63, (lower than undrafted QB Tyree Jackson, 64).

He is the second-highest rated safety after Green Bay’s Darnell Savage Jr (72), so maybe it’s not so bad after all.

Drue Tranquill: 69

The third-highest rated Charger was their fourth selection in the draft. Tranquill, listed as a middle linebacker, is the third-highest rookie middle linebacker in the game, after Devin White (74) and Devin Bush (72). He is tied for third with Ben Burr-Kirven and Jahlani Tavai, who also have a 69 rating.

Ty Long: 64

The fourth-highest rated rookie Charger is… not a rookie. Or is he? He played for the Washington Redskins during the 2015 preseason as a kicker but did not make the roster. After a pair of successful CFL seasons, he now comes to the Chargers as a punter.

On the NFL website, under experience, most rookies have the label “rookie”, while Long has “first season”.

For what it’s worth, Long is the fourth-highest “rookie” punter in this year’s Madden NFL, after Mitch Wishnowski (68), Jake Bailey (66) and Jack Fox (65).

Cortez Broughton: 63

Broughton is not a finished product, but he still is one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the class. His 63 rating makes him the 14th-highest defensive tackle.

As with Tillery, his high speed and acceleration ratings (73 and 79 respectively) stand out.

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