Ahead of its Aug. 2 release date, EA Sports released the complete launch ratings for every player in “Madden NFL 20”. Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari and Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay were among 13 former Colorado Buffaloes who received ratings.
Bakhtiari, who has protected Aaron Rodgers blind side since 2013, received a 97 OVR rating, the highest of any left tackle in the game. Following his breakout rookie season with the Broncos, Lindsay was given an 86 OVR rating, equal to the Ravens Mark Ingram and the Patriots James White. Rookie wide receiver Juwann Winfree, drafted in the sixth round by the Broncos in April, received a 65 OVR player rating.
Here’s a breakdown of all 13 former Colorado Buffaloes ratings:
POS. PLAYER OVR
LT David Bakhtiari (Packers) 97
HB Phillip Lindsay (Broncos) 86
CB Jimmy Smith (Ravens) 84
WR Paul Richardson Jr. (Redskins) 81
CB Chidobe Awuzie (Cowboys) 80
CB Ken Crawley (Saints) 75
LT Nate Solder (Giants) 75
K Mason Crosby (Packers) 74
FS Tedric Thompson (Seahawks) 74
CB Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) 71
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (49ers) 71
WR Juwann Winfree (Broncos) 65
DT Josh Tupou (Bengals) 61
Rams defense end Aaron Donald, Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Bears linebacker Khalil Mack and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner received 99 OVR ratings, the highest of any players. The full player ratings database, which is subject to change throughout the season, can be seen here. For an inside look at the ratings process, check out this feature from ESPN staff writer Michael Rothstein.