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Mile High Morning: Madden NFL 21 ratings revealed for Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler


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If you ask Jerry Jeudy, his overall rating in Madden NFL 21 should obviously be 100.

He gets points for confidence, but unfortunately for him, he doesn't get to decide his rating. He learned that the hard way recently, as "legendary ratings adjustor" Chad Johnson called him to tell him how he graded out as a rookie in the upcoming video-game release.

In a broader overview of rookie wide receiver ratings, Jeudy earned high marks in the categories of speed (91), acceleration (93), change of direction (90) and juke move (91) as he graded out with a 75-overall rating.

When Jeudy was told his overall rating, he simply got up and walked off camera.

His teammate KJ Hamler had some high ratings of his own, too, in speed (94), acceleration (95), agility (93) and change of direction (90). His overall rating came in just a little under Jeudy's at 70.

Stay tuned for more Madden ratings coming up soon; ESPN is airing Ratings Reveal Week from July 13-17 in partnership with the game, culminating with a SportsCenter special on the final day that includes a breakdown of the ratings process and interviews with players.

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