The Madden 20 ratings for all NFL Rookies has been released. Which Dallas Cowboys rookie is most likely to prove their rating wrong?
In recent days, EA Sports has released the player ratings for every NFL rookie for their upcoming video game release of Madden 20. Ten Dallas Cowboys rookies were ranked, none of which very high. Among the ten, here are the ratings, from highest to lowest:
Trysten Hill (DT): 72
Tony Pollard (HB):68
Michael Jackson Sr. (CB): 66
Joe Jackson (RE): 64
Connor McGovern (RG): 64
Mike Weber (HB): 64
Daniel Wise (DT): 62
Jalen Jelks (LE): 61
Donovan Wilson (SS): 60
Brandon Knight (RT): 53
Although many of these rankings are low, it is not surprising as they are rookies who have never proven themselves in an NFL game. Also, the Cowboys did not have their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, as they traded it to the Oakland Raiders in the Amari Cooper trade. Due to this, their first pick in the draft, Trysten Hill, was a second-round pick.
To put things into more perspective on how low rookie ratings are, the No. 1 overall pick in the most recent draft, Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals, is only rated at 73. Among all rookies, there is only one rookie who is in the 80’s, which is Quinnen Williams rated at exactly 80.
Among these Dallas Cowboys rookies who were rated by Madden, there is one who stands out to me as very underrated. That player is safety Donovan Wilson.
Wilson, a rookie out of Texas A&M, was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He made a real impact as a true freshman and would only get better from there. In his sophomore and junior seasons, he would start in seven games each, combining for 122 tackles, six interceptions, and three sacks in those two years.
In his senior season, he suffered a season-ending injury in the first game of the season. He came back strong as a redshirt senior, starting 11 games and producing 67 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. As a seasoned football player, he is clearly ready to play at the next level. Not only does he possess the talent to make an impact as a rookie, but he will also have the opportunity to.
You could argue that the safety position is the weakest position on the roster and has the least depth. Due to this, Wilson could see himself getting more snaps than other rookies on the team who were selected before him. Overall, I think by the end of the season, Donovan Wilson’s Madden 20 rating will be much higher, proving their initial ratings wrong.