Ranking the best players in the NFC West

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

I've made initial revisions to the Madden 10 NFC West player ratings under discussion on the blog as we continue the noble search for truth in gaming.

Kyle Boller, Brandon Mebane, Brian St. Pierre, Keenan Burton, Dashon Goldson and Ray Willis jumped at least 10 points in my adjusted ratings [see chart]. Too generous? Manny Lawson, Ken Lucas and 49ers fan favorite Mark Roman were also among the risers.

Which players dropped and by how much? This file ranks players by how much they gained or lost in the tentative re-ranking.

I'd like your help in adjusting these further because I think we follow these teams closely enough to improve some of them. If you single out those you feel need significant adjustments, I'm confident we can put together something more definitive.

Once we have better numbers, we can have more accurate fun analyzing them. Put on your GM hat and have some fun. Beats working. I'll revisit later in the week.