The release of EA Sports’ Madden video game and its ratings of players spur plenty of discussion prior to any NFL season. In addition to the annual disagreement from fans, this year’s version sparked plenty of remarks from players. Unfortunately, college football no longer has a video game, as the franchise ended after NCAA Football 2014. But the release of the Madden player ratings for 2019 got us thinking: What if a college football still had a video game and what would the ratings be for the top players this fall?
With that in mind, Athlon Sports rated 19 players for a hypothetical college football video game for 2019. These player ratings differ slightly from our position rankings or all-conference projections for the upcoming year. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is our first-team All-America quarterback, but Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence has an edge in raw overall talent, which is why the sophomore ranks a little higher in the hypothetical ratings. In these ratings, it’s not about who will have the best overall 2019 season. Rather, it’s about raw talent.
And with that, here are some of the players that highlight the highest overall ratings.