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5 Detroit Lions Player Rankings That Madden NFL 15 Got Right

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5 Detroit Lions Player Rankings That Madden NFL 15 Got Right

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EA Sports has started to officially release their player rankings for the Madden NFL 15 game, and the Detroit Lions' full roster was released this past Sunday. Some of the Lions' player ratings have been controversial while some are right on the money. This countdown explores which five Detroit Lions players were correctly rated in the game.

5. Eric Ebron, TE, Rating: 77

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5. Eric Ebron, TE, Rating: 77

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Madden NFL 25 Ranking: --

The first tight end selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, Eric Ebron, is the top rated rookie tight end in Madden NFL 15 with a 77 rating, ahead of Tampa Bay's Austin Seferian-Jenkins (76) and New York's Jace Amaro (75).

4. Golden Tate, WR, Rating: 84

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4. Golden Tate, WR, Rating: 84

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Madden NFL 25 Ranking: 80

A Super Bowl champion with the Seahawks last season, Golden Tate was the leading receiver last season and a key return man in the absence of Percy Harvin. He deservedly earned a boost in his Madden ratings, albeit a minor one.

3. Larry Warford, RG, Rating: 88

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3. Larry Warford, RG, Rating: 88

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Madden NFL 25 Ranking: 72

A third-round pick in 2013, Larry Warford (75) was one of the players who made the biggest jump from 2013 to 2014 in Madden. Warford saw his rating jump up 16 points because of his solid play throughout last season.

2. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Rating: 97

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2. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Rating: 97

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Madden NFL 25 Ranking: 93

At 97, Ndamukong Suh is the top-rated defensive tackle in Madden NFL 15 ahead of Cincinnati's Geno Atkins at 96. While the former Nebraska standout has had his lapses in judgment, there is no denying that he is physically the most talented defensive tackle in the game today.

1. Calvin Johnson, WR, Rating: 99

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1. Calvin Johnson, WR, Rating: 99

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Madden NFL 25 Ranking: 99

Calvin Johnson earned a 99 ranking after his excellent 2012 season in Madden NFL 25 and earned another 99 ranking after his 2013 season in Madden NFL 15. Johnson is still the best receiver in the game, both in reality and in Madden.

Brian Kalchik is a Detroit Lions writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and connect with him on Google+.