3. Seth DeValve being higher than Antonio Callaway
First up isn’t a singular person but rather a comparison. Tight end Seth DeValve is given a 76 at the launch of the game which puts him one point ahead of second-year receiver Antonio Callaway. Sure, they play different position which makes it harder to compare the two but it still seems a little odd when you dissect the ratings, specifically the ones related to receiving.
First, for some reference — Callaway finished his rookie campaign with 586 yards and five touchdowns while bringing in 43 passes. DeValve, on the other hand, had seven receptions for 74 yards and a score in 2018. In fact, his career numbers (48 receptions, 596 yards, four touchdowns) are similar to what Callaway did as a rookie.
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Even with that disparity, DeValve has a higher catch rating (80) than Callaway (79). They even have identical spectacular catch ratings at 83 and their release is too close as well as Callaway is only two points higher with a 70 compared to the tight end’s 68.
Sure, this isn’t the most egregious thing to ever happen in a video game but it just feels weird. It would be different if DeValve topped Callaway due to being highly thought of in the blocking department — which is a big part of a tight end’s game.
That wasn’t the case though as DeValve seems to be on par with Callaway in many of the areas where the young wideout should be superior. None of this is meant to disparage DeValve, but the fact is he’s on the roster bubble and Callaway is a game-changer who can score from anywhere on the field.