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Los Angeles Chargers Player Ratings Revealed for Madden 18

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The Los Angeles Chargers appear to be sleeper team in the upcoming Madden game.

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With the NFL season being right around the corner, a new Madden game will follow in its footsteps. In the wake of the game's release, all of the player ratings have been revealed.

With the big move to Los Angeles and what is widely considered as an elite draft class of rookies, the Chargers boast some intriguing ratings.

Here’s how the Chargers ratings look according to MaddenSchool.com.

Quarterbacks

Philip Rivers - 84

Kellen Clemens - 67

Cardale Jones - 66

Mike Bercovici - 61

Another year of Philip Rivers starting as an 84. Rivers was probably low-balled here, but for the first time in years, the Chargers have a fun backup quarterback to use in Cardale Jones.

Running Backs

Melvin Gordon - 87

Branden Oliver - 79

Kenjon Barner / Andre Williams - 69

Kenneth Farrow - 57

What a tremendous rating boost for Melvin Gordon. Also, a generous 79 for Oliver who hasn’t played much in the past two seasons.

Tight Ends

Antonio Gates - 87

Hunter Henry - 82

Jeff Cumberland - 72

Asante Cleveland / Sean McGrath - 67

Mike Windt - 47

Two tight end sets are going to be extremely popular this year. It also wouldn’t be a surprise if Gates and Henry flip player ratings by season’s end.

Wide Receivers

Keenan Allen - 89

Travis Benjamin / Tyrell Williams - 80

Mike Williams - 79

Dontrelle Inman -76

Geremy Davis / Artavis Scott - 64

Isaiah Burse / Jamaal Jones - 61

Da’Ron Brown - 57

The Chargers are extremely deep at receiver. If Keenan Allen can remain healthy, this unit is going to put up some insane numbers. Players will be running a lot five wideout sets this year.

Offensive Tackles

Russell Okung - 73 (LT)

Tyreek Burwell - 62 (LT)

Joe Barksdale - 72 (RT)

Chris Hairston - 71 (RT)

Sam Tevi - 66 (RT)

The tackles are where the Chargers will have their problems. Barksdale needs to return to play like he did in 2015 and Okung needs to flashback to his days in Seattle.

Interior Offensive Line

Matt Slauson - 70 (C)

Max Tuerk - 67 (C)

Forrest Lamp - 79 (LG)

Kenny Wiggins - 66 (LG)

Dan Feeney - 76 (RG)

Donavon Clark - 63 (RG)

Spencer Pulley - 62 (RG)

The two rookie guards, Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney are the two highlights of this unit. Assuming Pulley makes more noise at camp, he is going to see a big boost in his rating.

Defensive Tackles

Brandon Mebane - 82

Corey Liuget - 80

Damion Square - 69

Ryan Carrethers - 68

Isaac Rochell - 68

Kaleb Eulls - 64

For the first time in his career, Liuget’s position has been moved to the inside. This allows the Chargers defensive tackle position to look fairly solid. Having Square as the third tackle bodes well for this unit’s depth.

Defensive Ends

Melvin Ingram - 89

Joey Bosa - 88

Tenny Palepoi - 68

Caraun Reed - 68

Darius Philon - 66

This unit is highlighted by Ingram and Bosa. The two should be able to wreak havoc next season. The depth isn’t bad either as Reid and Palepoi can help against the run.

Outside Linebackers

Jatavis Brown - 80

Jeremiah Attaochu - 80

Kyle Emmanuel - 74

Joshua Perry - 68

Chris McCain - 68

Chris Landrum -57

With the big move to Gus Bradley’s 4-3 defense, outside linebackers are going to be playing a different role next season. They will no longer be used to help with the pass rush.

Inside Linebackers

Denzel Perryman - 76

Korey Toomer - 75

Nick Dzubnar - 62

After coming out of nowhere last season, Korey Toomer is one of the highest rated linebackers on the team. Throw Jatavis Brown into the mix here, inside linebacker is one of the stronger units on the Los Angeles defense.

Cornerbacks

Casey Hayward - 86

Jason Verret - 86

Craig Mager - 72

Trovon Reed / Trevor Williams - 66

Randall Evans - 65

Not many teams can boast two cornerbacks rated in the high 80s. The Chargers will have that luxury next season. Although, the depth isn’t there at this position. Just note that Desmond King is a safety in the game, so players may have to jump in and change that to reinforce this unit.

Safeties

Jahleel Addae - 83 (SS)

Dwight Lowery - 81 (FS)

Tre Boston - 79 (FS)

Darrell Stuckey - 71 (FS)

Rayshawn Jenkins - 70 (FS)

Dexter McCoil - 67 (FS)

Desmond King - 67 (SS)

Adrian Phillips - 67 (FS)

Last season, safety was the weak link of the defense. The Bolts didn’t do much to improve it this offseason. Hopefully, Addae can take a big step forward and become a leader for this unit.

Special Teams

Josh Lambo - 76

Drew Kaser - 72

No surprises here. The special teams weren't great last season and neither of these players deserves a high rating.

Final Notes

There are a handful of players not on the roster yet that are there in real life. Players like Michael Davis and James Onwualu are not featured in the game yet. This is typical for Madden as Dexter McCoil and UDFAs weren’t featured until a roster update when the game released.

For those interested in how other players are rated in Madden 18, go visit MaddenSchool.com