It is a widely accepted fact that speed ratings in Madden are based almost exclusively on a player’s 40 yard dash time at the NFL combine.

We dug up combine results from the last couple of years and compared them with incoming rookies’ speed ratings so that we can estimate, with a very high degree of confidence, incoming rookies’ speed ratings in Madden 19.

EA Sports could completely change their ratings system at any point but a massive overhaul like that hasn’t been done for many years and we don’t expect it any time soon.

There is usually a 1 point +/- variability and certain positions are often slightly adjusted.  For example, we’ve found that EA Sports routinely gives QBs about 2 less speed than a player at a different position running the exact same 40 time.

Here are the expected speed ratings for rookies heading into Madden 19.  Some rookies like Lamar Jackson did not run a 40 yard dash at the NFL combine, so you will have to estimate his speed based on what you think his 40 time is.

You can sort and search in the table below if you are interested in a specific rookie.

Let us know in the comments which rookies you are most excited to use in Madden NFL 19!  Then check out the 3 Madden 19 rookies we are most excited to use.

Player40 TimeSpeed
Denzel Ward4.3295
Parry Nickerson4.3295
Donte Jackson4.3295
Anthony Averett4.3694
Marquez Valdes-Scantling4.3793
Nyheim Hines4.3892
Shaquem Griffin4.3892
Jaire Alexander4.3892
Avonte Maddox4.3992
Saquon Barkley4.492
Antonio Callaway4.4192
D.J. Moore4.4292
Jester Weah4.4391
Calvin Ridley4.4391
Keke Coutee4.4391
Deon Cain4.4391
Byron Pringle4.4690
Rashaad Penny4.4690
Duke Dawson4.4690
Kalen Ballage4.4690
Christian Kirk4.4790
Greg Stroman4.4890
Equanimeous St. brown4.4890
Holton Hill4.4990
Derrius Guice4.4990
Trequan Smith4.4990
Isaiah Oliver4.590
Jordan Lasley4.590
Quadree Henderson4.590
Lorenzo Carter4.590
Roquan Smith4.5188
D.J. Reed4.5188
Michael Gallup4.5188
Isaac Yiadom4.5288
Bo Scarbrough4.5288
Nick Nelson4.5288
Malik Jefferson4.5288
Justin Jackson4.5288
Nick Chubb4.5288
Karaun White4.5288
Javon Wims4.5387
Josh Sweat4.5387
Mike Hughes4.5387
Brandon Facyson4.5387
Carlton Davis4.5387
Jerome Baker4.5387
James Washington4.5487
Akrum Wadley4.5487
Courtland Sutton4.5487
M.J. Stewart4.5487
Jaylen Samuels4.5487
Darius Phillips4.5487
Sony Michel4.5487
Mike Gesicki4.5487
Royce Freeman4.5487
Cedrick Wilson4.5587
Trey Quinn4.5587
Allen Lazard4.5587
Korey Robertson4.5687
Josh Jackson4.5687
Roc Thomas4.5687
Jaleel Scott4.5687
Dmontre Wade4.5787
Matthew Thomas4.5886
Marcus Davenport4.5886
Dylan Cantrell4.5986
Oren Burks4.5986
Mark Walton4.685
Chandon Sullivan4.685
Ade Aruna4.685
Kenny Young4.685
Dorian O'daniel4.6185
Rashaan Gaulden4.6185
Marcell Ateman4.6285
Levi Wallace4.6385
Jarvion Franklin4.6385
Henre Toliver4.6385
Andre Smith4.6385
Fred Warner4.6485
Harold Landry4.6485
Simmie Cobbs4.6485
Jordan Thomas4.6485
Leighton Vander esch4.6584
Kemoko Turay4.6584
Uchenna Nwosu4.6584
Bradley Chubb4.6584
Micah Kiser4.6684
Tarvarus McFadden4.6783
Hayden Hurst4.6783
Marquis Haynes4.6783
Mark Andrews4.6783
Jake Wieneke4.6783
Auden Tate4.6883
Kylie Fitts4.6983
Chris Warren4.6983
J.T. Barrett4.782
Darrel Williams4.7282
Azeem Victor4.7282
Skai Moore4.7382
Rasheem Green4.7382
Ian Thomas4.7482
Jordan Thomas4.7482
Christian Sam4.7582
Josh Allen4.7582
David Wells4.7582
Mike McCray4.7682
Hercules Mata'afa4.7682
Tegray Scales4.7781
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo4.7781
Trevon Young4.7881
Logan Woodside4.7981
Jeff Holland4.7981
Keishawn Bierria4.7981
Garret Dooley4.881
Durham Smythe4.8181
Marcus Baugh4.8181
Brian O'neill4.8281
Josey Jewell4.8281
Jalyn Holmes4.8281
Dimitri Flowers4.8380
Baker Mayfield4.8480
Sam Darnold4.8578
Chris Worley4.8678
Kentavius Street4.8777
Breeland Speaks4.8777
Nic Shimonek4.8876
Mason Rudolph4.976
Chase Litton4.976
Chad Thomas4.9275
Josh Rosen4.9274
Ryan Izzo4.9474
Kolton Miller4.9574
Kurt Benkert4.9574
Joseph Noteboom4.9674
Riley Ferguson4.9873
Taven Bryan4.9873
B.J. Hill4.9973
Andrew Brown5.0372
Connor Williams5.0571
Trenton Thompson5.0671
Scott Quessenberry5.0970
Justin Jones5.0970
Mike White5.0970
Nathan Shepherd5.0970
Vita Vea5.169
Jojo Wicker5.1667
Zaycoven Henderson5.1667
Deadrin Senat5.1667
Harrison Phillips5.2165
Tyrell Crosby5.2365
Mason Cole5.2365
Coleman Shelton5.2464
Rod Taylor5.2464
Kendrick Norton5.2564
Will Richardson5.2664
Taylor Stallworth5.2863
Chukwuma Okorafor5.3162
Geron Christian5.3362
Toby Weathersby5.3461
Brian Allen5.3461
Tim Settle5.3760
Eddy Wilson5.3760
Derrick Nnadi5.3860
Greg Senat5.3860
Will Clapp5.3960
Sean Welsh5.4359
Nick Gates5.4659
Jamarco Jones5.557
Orlando Brown5.8548

7 Comments

  • Also you made a mistake on 2nd page you go from 4.5 being 90 to 4.51 being 88 it should be 89 following your pattern but really 90 based on other 40 time ratings in madden. (When talking about WR/RB at least)
    Say you start 4.30 (96) 4.333 (95) 4.367 (94) 4.40 (93) 4.433 (92) 4.467 (91) 4.50(90) 4.533 (89)

    Based on math with how this chart shows here https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/madden/#
    If this chart is correct and 4.2 secs is 100 speed and 7.0 secs is 0 speed (7.0-4.2=2.8 secs) (Take 2.8 divide by 100=0.028 secs every rating goes up from 0 by 0.028secs or down from 100 by 0.028secs)
    4.2 (100)
    4.228(99)
    4.256(98)
    4.284 (97)
    4.312 (96)
    4.34 (95)
    4.368 (94)
    4.396 (93)
    4.424 (92)
    4.452 (91)
    4.48 (90)
    4.508 (89)
    4.536 (88)
    4.564 (87)
    4.592 (86)
    4.620 (85)

  • They are very inconsistent with there speed ratings for example TY hilton ran a 4.34 and is 94 speed while Anthony Brown ran a 4.35 and is 95 speed. TY Hilton acceleration is very underrated also as he has 92 and proves in this video by breaking sport science records with his 20 yard time of 2.569 Brandon Cooks is 2.65 and he has a 96 speed rating and he ran 4.33 at combine so why does Hilton only have 94 speed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yAI046WbWU He has a stride freq of .25 secs while Odell Beckham Jr ran a 4.43 at combine and has a speed rating of 94 and acceleration of 94 while his stride freq is .27 secs Antonio Brown stride freq is .26 secs has acceleration of 94 and speed rating of 92 (4.47 at combine) which would mean everyone on your first page should have 92 speed but I guarantee madden won’t have them like that because they are inconsistent how Cooks can have 96 speed with 4.33 and Hilton 94 speed with 4.34 it doesn’t make sense. Then you have Leonard Fournette speed rating of 91 ran a 4.51, while Dalvin Cook ran a 4.49 and has a speed rating of 90. Like I said they are very inconsistent.
    Then if we look at Linebackers deone bucannon ran a 4.49 and has a speed rating of 89. It seems like no matter what 40 time a Linebacker runs the highest speed they can have is 89 in fear of breaking the game which shouldn’t be the case with a game in todays era it wouldn’t break the game in NBA 2k, or NHL if you maxed speed. So really not sure why speed ratings are so inconsistent its a simple google search and you can quickly find any NFL player who participated in combine 40 yard dash results, I would understand inconsistencies if we talking about players who didn’t run the 40 yard dash at combine.

    This link below explains how speed, jumping, throwing, and strength is rated.
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/madden/#

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