The Atlanta Falcons are about 3 months away until the 2019 kicks off. In the mean time many football fans will play Madden to fill that void until the season starts.
One of the most controversial topics in the video game are the player ratings. This year will be interesting to see what the Falcons rookie ratings will be.
For those who do not know Madden has announced they are changing the player rating system for Madden 20. The difference between an 89 and 90 overall player is going to be a big jump and there will be several starters that are going to be fifty overalls. Madden decided to change their rating system so the superstars in the game can stand out compared to an average starter. Predicting the rookie ratings will be more difficult because of this change.
With the fourteenth overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons selected G Chris Lindstrom. The initial reaction to Lindstrom was they reached for him but after some research many teams in the first round including the Bengals and Vikings were interested in him.
Last year with the fourteenth overall selection the Saints gave up two first round picks for project pass rusher Marcus Davenport. The Madden 19 launch rating had Davenport at a 75 overall. The player ratings are more about popularity rating than actual skill so I think a 75 overall is a fair rating for Chris Lindstrom. Offensive linemen are not popular for the average NFL fan so the rating for OL in Madden are naturally lower.