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July 18, 2023

Madden 24 ratings don't show much love for Eagles receivers, safeties

How do DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown measure up?

Is A.J. Brown a top-five wide receiver in the NFL? EA Sports doesn't seem to think so.

In revealing their ratings for wide receivers and safeties, Brown — who was fourth in the NFL with 1,496 receiving yards and third with 11 touchdown catches last season — was ranked the ninth-best receiver for the launch of the upcoming Madden NFL 24, receiving a 91 overall rating.

Brown was given a 91 in speed and a 93 in catching. His catch rating is lower than teammate DeVonta Smith's (94), though Smith is coming in at a lower 87 overall but still with the same 91 in speed.

The Eagles have arguably one of the best 1-2 wideout punches in football in Brown and Smith, but their 91 and 87 overall ratings respectively seem to undervalue them just a little bit. Here's a look at the full top 10:

Interestingly, there is a little love for the third receiver on the Eagles' depth chart, Quez Watkins, who is credited with 97 speed, tied for the fourth-highest in the game. He's a 75 overall while fourth receiver Olamide Zaccheaus is a 72. 

EA also revealed their safety ratings this week, which is probably the Eagles' weakest position. Terrell Edmunds is a 78 overall, Justin Evans and Reed Blankenship are 73 overalls, and K'Von Wallace and rookie Sidney Brown are 72s respectively.

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