You always know football season is just around the corner when Madden video game ratings are released.
Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver fared well in his first rating. His 79 overall grade is the second-best among all rookies, trailing only Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (80), who was drafted third overall; Oliver went ninth.
Ratings for veteran players have not been released yet (those come out next Monday), but the makers of the game stressed that they aimed to create more separation between star players and reserves in this year's game. Significantly fewer players are rated between 75-90 while many more are rated below 75. That makes Oliver's rating even more impressive.
First-overall pick Kyler Murray is the top-rated rookie quarterback at 73 overall, followed by Dwayne Haskins (72), Drew Lock (67), Will Grier (66) and then Bills' undrafted free agent Tyree Jackson (64), who earned a higher score than Giants' sixth-overall pick Daniel Jones (63).
The complete Bills' rookie class graded as follows: DT Ed Oliver: 79, HB Devin Singletary: 72, RT Cody Ford: 68, TE Dawson Knox: 68, TE Tommy Sweeney: 67, FS Jaquan Johnson: 65, QB Tyree Jackson: 64, MLB Vosean Joseph: 64, WR David Sills: 64, LE Darryl Johnson: 63. Other rookies can be added to the game if they make the team.
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