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Melvin Gordon learns his Madden 2016 rating

Take a look at the ratings handed out to rookies in this year's version of the Madden NFL video game.

Madden is still the king of sports video games, and it's always big news when they come out with their ratings for the incoming rookie class. Here is how the rookies, including San Diego Chargers first-round pick Melvin Gordon, reacted when they were told what their actual ratings are.

I like this Gordon kid. He humbly predicts his rating as an 82, and then seems genuinely pumped when told what his actual rating is (78).

As it is with real life, Gordon's actual statistics in the game will be more dependent on the offensive line in front of him than his own ratings. Unlike real life, a good Madden player can probably get Gordon over 2500 rushing yards in his rookie season with the settings on "easy".

The full list of top ten overall rated rookies includes:

  • Amari Cooper, WR, OAK – 82 OVR
  • Jameis Winston, QB, TB – 81 OVR
  • Todd Gurley, RB, STL – 80 OVR
  • Leonard Williams, DL, NYJ – 80 OVR
  • Brandon Scherff, OL, WAS – 80 OVR
  • Dante Fowler Jr., DE, JAX – 79 OVR
  • Melvin Gordon, RB, SD – 78 OVR
  • Kevin White, WR, CHI - 78 OVR
  • Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN – 78 OVR
  • Vic Beasley Jr., DE, ATL – 77 OVR
Enjoy your Madden video games, people who still play it. I'll be over here weeping about the death of the NCAA Football franchise.