The Underrated Rookies In Madden NFL 23

  • Madden often sparks heated debates around the NFL world each year when the annual player ratings are released. There are always complaints about the ratings that certain players receive. Many feel as though a particular player is either underrated or overrated in comparison to their recent production on the actual football field.

    In Madden 23, Rookies are put in an interesting place where many of them are given lower overalls simply because they haven't played in the NFL yet. So these talented youngsters need to prove their worth on an NFL field, and many of the rookies from the 2022 NFL Draft likely won't have the same overall rating they started the year with.

    1. Jaquan Brisker (S, Chicago Bears)

    Jaquan Brisker's previous holdout might make sense if you look at his Madden 23-player rating. Jaquan Brisker went to Soldier Field for the first time this spring. It wasn't what he expected – it was nicer than he anticipated. Nicer than Madden made it look. As a member of the Chicago Bears, reports indicate that the rookie has continuously made plays in training camp, snagging turnovers all over the field. His current rating in Madden 23 is a 73 overall and looking at the individual numbers, it's safe to say his rating of 67 awareness and 68 catching will likely climb up if he continues to flash the way he has in Chicago Bears training camp. Also, you can use a little mut 23 coins to get him into your ultimate team; he's worth the investment after all.

    2. Arnold Ebiketie (EDGE, Atlanta Falcons)

    Ebiketie is one of the best rookie pass rushers from this year's draft class. After recording just 18 sacks last season, the Atlanta Falcons knew they needed to address the pass rush in the NFL Draft. Ebiketie may not end the year as the most productive rookie pass rusher, but if he stays healthy, he'll likely improve on his 72 overall. Both his block shedding and awareness are below 70, which are numbers that can easily be raised once he has enough proven film in the NFL.

    3. Breece Hall (RB, New York Jets)

    New York Jets running back Breece Hall, like many NFL players, think Madden 23 missed the mark. Overall, Hall is rated 76. He did not bother questioning that, but his speed rating did not appear among the top 10 fastest rushers. Hall will likely have solid numbers on the ground, but versatility is king for running the backing game and molding himself into a reliable check-down target for second-year quarterback Zach Wilson.

    4. Kyler Gordon (CB, Chicago Bears)

    Kyler Gordon, out of Washington University, was considered one of the more athletic and fluid cornerbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft. His footwork and hip movement are at an elite level, and he attributes that to a background in dance, a hobby he competed in growing up. The Chicago Bears are a rebuilding team that's looking to get their youth as much experience as possible and are instilling a work-hard mentality. Whether he's playing in the slot or on the perimeter, Gordon will have plenty of chances to elevate his current Madden 23 rating of 71.

    5. Kayvon Thibodeaux (EDGE, New York Giants)

    Thibodeaux, selected fifth overall by the Giants, will come into the season tied for their second-highest-rated defensive line prospect. The rookie is a 75 overall and listed as a right outside linebacker (ROLB). Madden's overall stats for Thibodeaux match up well for his skillset, boasting an 86 speed rating, 90 acceleration, 84 agility, and 81 power. If anyone could quickly raise Thibadeaux's overall in Madden 23, it'd be a coach with a track record of getting the most out of young talented pass rushers.

    What do you think of these Madden 23's Rookies? Which players are must-picks? Let us know in the comments.