Madden Highlights Interesting Vikings Ratings

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The Minnesota Vikings attention-getter thus far has been Justin Jefferson. That should not be a surprise as he was included as part of the game’s 99 Club as the best wide receiver. With other ratings trickling in, there are more than a couple of note for Minnesota.

Madden Highlights Interesting Vikings Ratings

Obviously, it’s going to be Justin Jefferson that finds himself most noteworthy among Minnesota Vikings players both in Madden 24 and real life, but he’s got teammates that are no slouches of their own either. As a 99 overall wide receiver, Jefferson is near elite in every category. There are a couple of guys that present intrigue as we head into the 2023 season, and he is how Madden 24 sees them:

Danielle Hunter – 87

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Hunter has been the subject of trade rumors for months now, and while he was in a different role for Ed Donatell last season, it remains to be seen how Brian Flores will run his defense. Hunter is still an elite sack master, and his 87 speed off the edge should help with that. He has 90 acceleration, and his 82 strength is impressive. Looking for a bigger commitment from Minnesota, he could put up some serious numbers this season.

Marcus Davenport – 76

Replacing Za’Darius Smith following his trade, Madden sees a clear downgrade here. Smith gets an 85 overall for the Cleveland Browns after his one year in Minnesota, and Davenport will have big shoes to fill. Although Smith did fade down the stretch, Davenport will need to produce opposite of Hunter if he’s going to keep opposing offensive lines honest.

Lewis Cine – 75

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Before he even got going in 2022, Lewis Cine saw his rookie campaign come to an end. Dealing with a brutal injury across the pond, Cine returns in 2023 looking to establish himself as worthy of the number one pick used on him. There should be plenty of opportunity for Cine to learn from teammate Harrison Smith, and if he wants to one day match Hitman’s 90 overall rating, he’ll have his work cut out for him.

Jay Ward – 69

Selected with their third pick in the fourth round, Ward will likely transition from safety to cornerback. Assumed to be a fit at the nickel position, Ward will have the opportunity to learn from veteran Byron Murphy. Considering how poor Minnesota’s secondary was a season ago, Ward should have a chance to crack the lineup if he can make some plays on special teams and show a level of readiness.

Jaquelin Roy – 65

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A fifth-round pick, and another LSU talent, Roy may not be far off from the starting lineup. He will begin behind Khyiris Tonga but could quickly push his way to the top of the depth chart. The Vikings need run-stuffers, and Roy also has the ability to bring down the quarterback. If he can show that on the field, boosts to his strength and speed ratings should also be prevalent in Madden.

Ted Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. He’s active on Twitter and writes weekly for Twins Daily. As a former college athlete and avid sports fan, covering our pro teams with a passion has always seemed like such a natural outlet.