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The Top 25 Patriots According to Madden '18

With Tom Brady set as the cover athlete for Madden 2018 we take a look at the top 25 Patriots according to the latest Madden overall (OVR) player ratings. 

  1. Mike Gillislee, RB

Madden Rating:77

Overview: After leading the NFL with 5.7 yards per carry a year ago the former Bills backup should be fun to watch running with some new teammates in the Patriots high-powered passing attack.

  1. Kony Ealy, DE

Madden Rating: 77

Overview:Young pass rusher looking for consistency in first year with Patriots.

  1. Patrick Chung, S

Madden Rating: 77

Overview:Rugged safety spends most of his time in the box and matching up with tight ends.

  1. Malcom Brown, DT

Madden Rating: 78

Overview: Young run-stuffer looking to develop in his third year.

  1. David Andrews, C

Madden Rating: 78

Overview: Solid, steady presence in the middle of the offensive line.

  1. Danny Amendola, WR

Madden Rating: 78

Overview: Clutch play-maker always delivers when needed.

  1. Dwayne Allen, TE

Madden Rating: 80

Overview: Allen will fill the backup role behind Rob Gronkowski after coming in a trade from Indy.

  1. David Harris, LB

Madden Rating: 81

Overview:Consummate pro adds talent and depth at linebacker in the middle of the defense.

  1. James White, RB

Madden Rating: 81

Overview: Talented pass-catcher out to prove his Super Bowl was no fluke.

  1. Dion Lewis, RB

Madden Rating: 82

Overview:Versatile running back is healthy and ready to shine. 

  1. Trey Flowers, DE 

Madden Rating: 82

Overview:Young pass rusher looking to build on great second half of 2016. 

  1. Chris Hogan, WR

Madden Rating: 83

Overview:Big-play receiver fit in perfectly in his first season with the Patriots in 2016.

  1. Stephon Gilmore, CB 

Madden Rating: 83

Overview:Big-money corner will see plenty of No. 1 receivers as the Patriots top cover man. 

  1. Alan Branch, DT

Madden Rating: 83

Overview: Veteran was a force at times in the middle of the front despite dealing with injuries. 

  1. James Develin, FB

Madden Rating: 84

Overview:Hard-working, no-frills fullback gets the job done.* *

  1. Shaq Mason, G

Madden Rating: 85

Overview:Athletic young guard is improving with each season.

  1. Brandin Cooks, WR

Madden Rating: 86

Overview: A true home run hitter with the ability to lift the offense. 

  1. Nate Solder, LT

Madden Rating: 87

Overview:Classy veteran tackle protects Brady well.

  1. Marcus Cannon, RT 

Madden Rating: 88

Overview: The Patriots best offensive lineman a year ago looks for a repeat performance.

  1. Dont'a Hightower, LB 

Madden Rating: 89

Overview:Look for Hightower to rush the passer more often in 2017.

  1. Julian Edelman, WR 

Madden Rating: 89

Overview: Brady's favorite target keeps getting better.

  1. Devin McCourty, FS 

Madden Rating: 92

Overview: Steady free safety keeps the secondary together. 

  1. Malcolm Butler, CB

Madden Rating: 92

Overview: Corner will be motivated for a huge season heading into free agency.

  1. Rob Gronkowski, TE 

Madden Rating: 98

Overview: Healthy and ready to dominate once again.

  1. Tom Brady, QB 

Madden Rating: 99

Overview: The 40-year-old continues to defy logic with his legendary performances.

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