Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 8/18/12
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On Friday, EA Sports revealed ratings of wide receivers and tight ends for Madden NFL 13. Denver’s Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker received considerable rating jumps from the 2011 version of the game.

Among receivers, Thomas was ranked 62nd, with an overall rating of 81 (+8 from last year).  Thomas’ speed (96), acceleration (92) and catching (85) are all rated relatively high, while his awareness (70) and strength (77) did not fair as well.

Decker is ranked 87th, with an overall rating of 78 (+9).  Decker’s rating is a large jump from 2011, when he was rated 69 overall going into his second season. Eric’s speed (88), acceleration (86), awareness (78) and catching (78) all topped 75, while his strength (68) was feeble.

Related:  Madden ranks Willis McGahee as 19th-best RB

Ratings for the rest of Denver’s tight ends and wide receivers after the jump.

Demaryius Thomas tops the Broncos receivers, ranking No. 62 overall among receivers with a rating of 81. His speed is 96, acceleration is 92, strength is 77, awareness is 70 and catching is 85.

Jacob Tamme is tops among Broncos tight ends, ranking No. 69 overall with a rating of 79. His speed is 82, acceleration is 84, strength is 62, awareness is 83 and catching is 77.

Eric Decker ranks No. 87 overall with a rating of 78. His speed is 88, acceleration is 86, strength is 68, awareness is 78 and catching is 78.

Joel Dressen ranks No. 92 overall with a rating of 77. His speed is 78, acceleration is 82, strength is 73, awareness is 74 and catching is 86.

Andre Caldwell ranks No. 98 overall with a rating of 77. His speed is 92, acceleration is 90, strength is 54, awareness is 7 and catching is 79.

Jason Hill ranks No. 127 overall with a rating of 74. His speed is 88, acceleration is 89, strength is 62, awareness is 73 and catching is 79.

Brandon Stokley ranks No. 157 overall with a rating of 72. His speed is 84, acceleration is 86, strength is 54, awareness is 87 and catching is 83.

Matthew Willis ranks No. 201 overall with a rating of 68. His speed is 88, acceleration is 90, strength is 56, awareness is 70 and catching is 74.

Virgil Green ranks No. 270 overall with a rating of 64. His speed is 81, acceleration is 84, strength is 64, awareness is 52 and catching is 79.

Julius Thomas ranks No. 320 overall with a rating of 62. His speed is 83, acceleration is 88, strength is 68, awareness is 41 and catching is 79.

Mark Dell ranks No. 358 overall with a rating of 60. His speed is 85, acceleration is 86, strength is 56, awareness is 49 and catching is 75.

Greg Orton ranks No. 398 overall with a rating of 56. His speed is 84, acceleration is 81, strength is 63, awareness is 53 and catching is 70.

D’Andre Goodwin ranks No. 423 overall with a rating of 53. His speed is 92, acceleration is 88, strength is 52, awareness is 45 and catching is 70.

Ratings courtesy of EA Sports (via Game On).

It is interesting that EA has Hill rated higher than both Willis and Stokley.  Other than that, there are no real surprises.

Madden 13 will be released on August 28th and will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Wii.  The Denver Broncos have an 81 overall rating in the game.


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