2. Rashard Higgins, WR — 73 Overall
Maybe the rating gurus at EA Sports forgot to watch the tape on Rashard Higgins. The fourth-year wideout has improved as a player every season he’s been in the NFL. Originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Colorado State, Higgins has seen an increase in every statistical category in each of his first three seasons with Cleveland.
That continued in 2018 even though he missed three games with a knee injury. Despite playing in just 13 games, he had career-highs in receptions (39), yards (572), and touchdowns. He also had an incredible catch-rate of 73.6 percent as there were only 14 passes thrown his way that he didn’t come down with.
Even with all that being said, Higgins is sitting at a 73 with Madden 20 ready to come out, which just feels wrong. He’s a great route runner who has soft hands and can go up and get the ball. He proved that time and again as quarterback Baker Mayfield gave him plenty of opportunities despite tight coverage and he continually made plays.
Higgins will surely outplay his start on the game and it shouldn’t take long until he rises up some thanks to an update. This needs to happen because as it stands now, one of their more reliable receivers is ranked closely with players not even expected to make the team.