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4 Madden 17 Rookies With Elite Speed

The NFL rookie combine took place this last week.  It usually isn’t big news but as all Madden nerds know, the combine results largely determine physical Madden 17 ratings such as speed and strength.

Once a rookie is assigned a speed rating, it usually follows him throughout his career.  He can go up or down a few points but if you run a sub 4.4 40 time at the NFL combine, you are just about guaranteed to have a mid to high 90s speed rating.

Here are 4 rookies who will come into Madden NFL 17 with 95 speed.

Keith Marshall – RB – 4.31

The running back from Georgia ran the fastest 40 time in the class so he should enter Madden 17 with a speed rating of at least 97 unless EA Sports completely overhauls the speed ratings this year.

Look for Keith Marshall to be the type of player that may not have a high overall rating but that everyone uses online.  Think of how popular Dri Archer was in Madden 16.  Keith Marshall will likely be just as popular and probably slightly more effective.

Will Fuller – WR – 4.32

Will Fuller is one of the most exciting players in the 2016 draft and his speed rating will absolutely reflect that.

He’ll come in as a Ted Ginn or DeSean Jackson type of player who will immediately be a deep ball threat.

T.J. Green – S – 4.34

Pro Madden gamers love a safety who can play around the field.  He will be a perfect user to cover the middle third of the field in a cover 3 defense.

Look for a fairly low overall rating but an extremely high amount of people subbing him into the game in place of players who have higher ratings.

Kolby Listenbee – WR – 4.39

You can never have too many burners at wide receiver.  Just the threat of getting beat deep can keep a defense from blitzing too heavily which will open up your entire offense.

Look for all of these guys to have 95+ speed when Madden 17 is released in August.  Which players do you think will have the highest speed ratings in Madden 17?  Let us know in the comments.

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Kham
Kham
8 years ago

? What about Wendall Williams 4.19

Sehawksforlifecaveliers
Sehawksforlifecaveliers
8 years ago
Reply to  Kham

What about Dri Archer
from steelers . What about Brandin Cooks

Dez
Dez
7 years ago

What about yo mamma

Hi
Hi
8 years ago

The grant guy the Dolphins got runs a 4.13

John
John
8 years ago
Reply to  Hi

Your stupid. Chris johnson ran the fastest ever with 4.24

Pole
Pole
8 years ago
Reply to  John

Wrong. Bo Jackson. 4.16 or something like that. The 40 yard dash isn’t a great indicator of playing speed as its done in perfect conditions (lightweight compression clothing, track stance, straight line, runners strategy). When compared to playing on the field, that 40 time means pretty much nothing. Just a d*ck measuring contest.

Mike Karras
Mike Karras
7 years ago
Reply to  Pole

LOL @ 4.16 I’m not trying to be a d*ick it’s just funny what people who never had the opportunity to play at a high level will believe. The times you use to hear from “the combine” were complete b.s. Recently W. Sapp said laughing, “if u all honestly believe those old times then according to my “combine” I ran a 4.43. I couldn’t run a 4.4 in the 20 yard (laughing)”. The two names used the most when nfl guys make fun of old 40 times in the “combine” are Dion Sanders and Bo Jackson. Just Google it yourself and you will see the hundreds of articles that reference how b.s. those times were. Bo was fast, but he didn’t run a 4.16.

James
James
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Karras

After much research a few things have come up over and over and over. These things plus my own two eyes would lead me to believe that Darrell Green, Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders were the fastest football players to ever play the game.

It has been said consistently that Darrell Green recorded a time of 4.09 at the Washington Redskins’ training camp in 1986. That’s a hard time to swallow but Green’s obvious speed has been put on display many times while he was in the NFL. Green ran down from significant distances two of the fastest running backs to play in the NFL (Tony Dorsett and Eric Dickerson). Green has said in interviews that the fastest time he has ever been aware of running is 4.15. To his credit, Green does have a verifiable and official time of 10.08 in the 100 meters while he was a college student at Texas A&I University. If anyone could run a sub 4.1 forty, it was Darrell Green.

Many sources report a 4.12 forty yard dash time for Bo Jackson and if you watched him turn the corner and run down the sidelines in 1987 versus the Seattle Seahawks, you would not doubt any time reported by this freak of nature. Repetition does not make it a fact but if enough sources have reported this time to make me believe it. Jackson has an official 10.39 time in the 100 meter dash in college.

Deion Sanders has the closest thing of the three as a verifiable 40 yard dash time. Sanders ran a 4.21 forty yard dash at the 1989 NFL combine and kept right on going through the finish line into the first round of that year’s NFL draft. Like Green and Jackson, anyone who watched Sanders play would have little trouble believing that Sanders pulled off this feat. Sanders recorded a 10.21 100 meter mark while at Florida St.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Karras

You’re right,he a ran a 4.12…not 4.16…look it up

Justin
Justin
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Karras

Guess what my dad fucking watched bo do it and you spelt Deion wrong who by the way is my favorite althlete of all time and he was pretty freaking fast and I know Deion didn’t run a 4.1 but no did

Pat
Pat
7 years ago
Reply to  John

You’re…..

Justin
Justin
7 years ago
Reply to  John

Nah bo Jackson ran a f****** 4.1

Pickle Williams
Pickle Williams
8 years ago
Reply to  Hi

Ran in 4.3’s at TTU Pro day

not 4.1

Eugene Young
Eugene Young
8 years ago

Cory Coleman. WR. Browns

Kham
Kham
8 years ago

Jakeem grant ran a 4.10

Wendall Williams ran a 4.19

But madden won’t get it right(if they even have them on the game!100 speed for both

Pickle Williams
Pickle Williams
8 years ago
Reply to  Kham

He didn’t run 4.10 he ran in that 4.3’s at his pro day

Kham
Kham
8 years ago

Lol im interested to see if jakeem grant is rated faster than David Johnson.4.52 vs 4.10 speed .Its simple thing like that that makes its hard.David Johnson is a 92 speed and so will jakeem grant.86 speed corners and lbs running step for step with 93 speed wideouts,etc.Ratings dont even matter lol,70 qbs pass exactly like 95 rated,etc.At least get speed right.Madden is improving but damn lol,its 2016

Kham
Kham
8 years ago

Jakeem grant ran a 4.12 march and theres video texas tech pro day.Google it.Theres no way Wendell Williams or Jakeem grant should have the same speed as David johnson,or jalen ramsey,Ezekiel Elliott,but knowing madden and their lack of detail;They will.

Texan fan
Texan fan
7 years ago

Tyler Ervin. 4.41 speed should get 95?

Justin
Justin
7 years ago
Reply to  Madden School

Yeah it’s probably a 91

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

The fastest electronic time ever is 4.24 by Chris Johnson… Jeff Demps is an Olympic caliber sprinter and has world class speed and ALLEGEDLY can run a 4.18… Jackson was a pretty big dude, and i highly doubt he could run below a 4.3. Deion Sanders fastest official time was 4.27, also. No football player can run a 4.16 or 4.12, thats fantasy. And one of the fastest players in pads was Randy Moss, believe it or not. His height gave him long strides combined with his speed made him very difficult to run with

Justin
Justin
7 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Bo Jackson ran a 4.1

Justin
Justin
7 years ago

Dri Archer is really fast but he ran like a 4.3