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Harrison Smith Tops List of Madden '19 Rankings

It’s time for some Madden rankings!

EA Sports revealed rankings for players on all 32 teams on Tuesday morning, roughly one month before Madden 2019 will be released on August 10.

The Vikings had numerous players with high marks, but the top-ranked player was safety Harrison Smith with a rating of 97. The 2017 First-Team All-Pro who can line up anywhere on the field was given a 96 rating for his awareness.

Everson Griffen was given an overall rating of 92. The defensive end, who received a 94 grade for his play recognition, set a career high with 13.0 sacks in 2017 to make his third straight Pro Bowl.

Shutdown cornerback Xavier Rhodes also received a 92 rating. The former first-round pick was a First-Team All-Pro in 2017, and he was given a grade of 95 for his man-to-man skills.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was Minnesota’s highest-rated offensive player with a 90 rating. Diggs’ juke-move rating was a 96.

Linval Joseph also had a 90 rating. The run-stuffing defensive tackle received a 97 ranking for his strength, considering the two-time Pro Bowler routinely takes on multiple offensive linemen by himself.

Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes was listed as the fastest Viking with a 94 rating. Rhodes, Diggs, running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Stacy Coley each had a 91 speed rating.

Wide receiver Adam Thielen and tight end Kyle Rudolph tied for the best hands on the game with a 93 rating. Thielen was rated as an 88 overall player, while Rudolph received an 86.

The full slate of Vikings rankings are listed below:

Harrison Smith 97

Everson Griffen 92

Xavier Rhodes 92

Stefon Diggs 90

Linval Joseph 90

Adam Thielen 88

Kyle Rudolph 86

Dalvin Cook 85

Andrew Sendejo 85

Anthony Barr 84

Danielle Hunter 84

Sheldon Richardson 83

Kirk Cousins 82

Latavius Murray 82

Trae Waynes 80

Eric Kendricks 79

Ryan Quigley 79

Kai Forbath 78

Terence Newman 78

Kendall Wright 78

Daniel Carlson 77

Riley Reiff 77

Ben Gedeon 76

Mike Remmers 76

Pat Elflein 75

Mike Hughes 75

Anthony Harris 74

Mackensie Alexander 73

David Morgan II 73

Brian Robison 73

Laquon Treadwell 73

Brian O'Neill 72

David Parry 72

Marcus Sherels 72

Nick Easton 71

Tavarres King 71

Trevor Siemian 71

Jalyn Holmes 70

Jaleel Johnson 70

Aviante Collins 69

Tom Compton 69

C.J. Ham 69

Ifeadi Odenigbo 69

Stephen Weatherly 69

Antwione Williams 69

Tashawn Bower 68

Tyler Conklin 68

Danny Isidora 68

Ade Aruna 67

Kentrell Brothers 67

Stacy Coley 67

Jayron Kearse 67

Josh Andrews 66

Colby Gossett 66

Rashod Hill 66

Jack Tocho 66

Eric Wilson 66

Devante Downs 65

Holton Hill 65

Mack Brown 64

Reshard Cliett 64

Hercules Mata'afa 64

Kyle Sloter 64

Roc Thomas 64

Tray Matthews 63

Storm Norton 63

Brandon Zylstra 63

Chad Beebe 62

Blake Bell 62

Trevon Mathis 62

Cornelius Edison 60

Dieugot Joseph 60

Chris Gonzalez 57

Kevin McDermott 51 (listed as a tight end)

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