03:33 PM - July 19, 2011 by RedZoneD25
EA Sports shares some of the best young ballcarriers in this top ten list featuring the top rookie Running Backs in Madden NFL 12.
A fresh infusion of talent by way of the NFL draft is the surest way your favorite team can build for the future. Why do you think we always debate the top draft classes and not the top free agency classes of all time? We get excited adding rookies to Madden NFL 12 too. Rather than tweaking and adjusting ratings for the same old veterans we get to build new guys from scratch, projecting how they’ll transition to the pro game. If only their coaches could do that.
Today we’re looking at the top rookie running backs in Madden NFL 12 according to ratings. Running to daylight should be the same in the NFL as it was in college, right? We’ll see as these ball carriers adjust to the speed and tackling ability of NFL defenders.
There are a lot more rookies in a lot more categories –like Top Wide Receivers or Linemen—so keep it locked here. For now, get to know this batch of first year players.
10. Steven Ridley - NE - 67 OVR
9. Delone Carter - IND - 68 OVR
8. Jacquizz Rogers - ATL - 69 OVR
7. DeMarco Murray - DAL - 69 OVR
6. Shane Veree - NE - 69 OVR
5. Daniel Thomas - MIA - 70 OVR
4. Kendall Hunter - SF - 71 OVR
3. Mike Leshoure - DET - 72 OVR
2. Ryan Williams - ARZ - 73 OVR
1. Mark Ingram - NO - 79 OVR
Those are the top rookie running backs in Madden NFL 12 and the number one runner should be no surprise. We put Mark Ingram on the cover of NCAA Football 12 for a reason. New England isn’t the only team to land two rooks in one of our rookie top ten lists, either. There are a lot more rookies in a lot more categories still to come with a few surprises mixed in.
Remember we’ll be consistently updating all rosters and all players during the 2011 NFL season, so these lists are just a starting point. Keep it here for more on Madden NFL 12 rookies, ratings and info.
Source: Madden NFL 12 Rookie Ratings: Top Running Backs