LOOK: ‘Madden 18’ releases rankings of Detroit Lions players

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Dec 11, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates after running for the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Lions win 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Madden 18 is set to drop August 25, but we already have an idea of how the game’s producers have ranked the Detroit Lions and their roster.

Currently, Madden 18 has the Lions ranked second in the NFC North with an “84” score, second behind the Green Bay Packers with an “88”. The Minnesota Vikings check in at “79” and the Chicago Bears round out the division at “74”.

When it comes to individual player ratings, however, nobody on the Lions roster scored higher than cornerback Darius Slay at “89”. Quarterback Matthew Stafford scored an “87” ranking, while tight end Eric Ebron scored an “81”.

Ebron himself took notice of the ranking, and he wasn’t exactly pleased.

Players who score an “80” or better are typically regarded as NFL-level starters, while “90” and above are considered the best of the best. Here are the rest of the player rankings on the Lions roster:

  • CB Darius Slay — 89
  • OG T.J. Lang — 87
  • QB Matthew Stafford — 87
  • WR Golden Tate — 87
  • DE Ezekiel Ansah — 84
  • WR Marvin Jones — 84
  • PK Matt Prater — 83
  • OT Rick Wagner — 83
  • OT Taylor Decker — 82
  • FS Glover Quin — 82
  • RB Theo Riddick — 82
  • SS Tavon Wilson — 82
  • P Sam Martin — 81
  • C Travis Swanson — 81
  • TE Eric Ebron — 81
  • CB Nevin Lawson — 80
  • RB Ameer Abdullah — 78
  • DE Kerry Hyder — 78
  • DT Haloti Ngata — 78
  • RB Matt Asiata — 75