Madden 15 ranks the NFL's top ten rookies


EA Sports kicked off its annual player ratings reveal yesterday with a list of the top 13 rookies in the Madden NFL 15. The first-year athletes are led by Houston Texans' outside linebacker and first overall draft choice Jadeveon Clowney, whose 83 overall rating comprises stats like 88 speed, 95 hit power and 94 power moves.

The developers at EA Tiburon will issue regular player ratings updates for Madden 15 over the next few weeks, the culmination of months of work by Madden's "Ratings Czar," Donny Moore. Head past the break for the full list of Madden 15's top 13 rookies and their overall ratings. The game will launch August 26 for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3, and features an "overhauled" defense and aims to encourage players to learn football strategy within the game.
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Madden NFL 15 (E3 2014)

  1. Jadeveon Clowney, ROLB, Houston Texans (83)
  2. Greg Robinson, LG, St. Louis Rams (83)
  3. Khalil Mack, LOLB, Oakland Raiders (81)
  4. Jake Matthews, RT, Atlanta Falcons (81)
  5. Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills (80)
  6. Calvin Pryor, SS, New York Jets (79)
  7. Aaron Donald, DT, St. Louis Rams (79)
  8. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Green Bay Packers (79)
  9. Taylor Lewan, RT, Tennessee Titans (79)
  10. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (78)
  11. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Cincinnati Bengals (78)
  12. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (78)
  13. Zack Martin, RG, Dallas Cowboys (78)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.