Madden NFL 20 released its rookie player ratings on Monday, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ top pick, wide receiver Mecole Hardman, came out with a 70 overall.
Madden also released a video featuring Hardman, among other rookies, on its official Twitter account:
, @MecoleHardman4 (1:06-minute mark, via @EAMaddenNFL) pic.twitter.com/MREwIp1z9M— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) July 1, 2019
Hardman, who the Madden developers gave a 95 speed rating, is seen saying he thinks he could beat Seattle Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf in a race in the video (1:06 mark). Metcalf replies he ran the same time as Hardman.
That, as it turns out, is true—they both ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL’s Scouting Combine. The game’s fastest rookie is Ravens wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown with a 97 rating.
Chiefs overall ratings
WR Mecole Hardman: 70
DT Khalen Saunders: 70
FS Juan Thornhill: 69
P Jack Fox: 65
HB Darwin Thompson: 65
WR Jamal Custis: 63
CB Rashad Fenton: 62
CB Mark Fields: 59
C Nick Allegretti: 58
QB Kyle Shurmur: 52
The best rookies are Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (80), Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver Jr. (79), 49ers right end Nick Bosa (78), Jaguars left end Josh Allen (77), Brown (77) and Lions tight end TJ Hockenson (77). You can access the full player ratings database here.
Madden NFL 20 is set for release on August 2.