Takeaways from the Madden NFL 17 rookie ratings

Jacksonville defensive back Jalen Ramsey is Madden's top-rated rookie. EA Sports

Among the many things quarterbacks Jared Goff of the Rams and Carson Wentz of the Eagles have in common this year: Neither is the top-ranked rookie in Madden NFL 17. Madden released its ratings for the 2016 rookie class on Wednesday, and Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft, leads the way. The top 20 players represented a smorgasbord of positions -- 14 in total -- including a kicker.

Check out the Madden ratings for the top-10 rookies here, and watch a few rookies react to their ratings here.

Here are eight things that stood out from the complete ratings list:

1. Ramsey takes top spot

Ramsey might have fallen a few spots in the draft, but he has all the attributes of Madden's top-rated rookie. He was given an overall rating of 82, two points higher than the next-best rookie, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Ramsey, who in late May had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, rated in the 90s in five categories: speed, acceleration, agility, jumping and stamina. Rounding out the top five are rookies who all received an overall rating of 79: Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo, and three offensive tackles -- Ronnie Stanley (Ravens), Laremy Tunsil (Dolphins) and Jack Conklin (Titans).

2. 77s for Goff, Wentz

Even after they've retired and moved on from their football careers, Goff and Wentz will be connected and compared to each other. It's no different in Madden. Goff, the No. 1 pick by the Rams, and Wentz, the Eagles' pick at No. 2, enter their rookie seasons with identical 77 overall ratings. In fact, they have the same rating in 20 other categories. There are a few differences, however. While Goff edges Wentz in strength rating, Wentz has caught the Madden crew's attention as the superior runner, receiving higher marks in speed, agility, carrying, jumping, trucking (by a long shot) and elusiveness (also by a long shot), among other categories. Goff received higher passing ratings. Meanwhile, Denver's Paxton Lynch, the other quarterback taken in the first round, has a 74 overall rating.

3. Coleman is top-rated rookie wideout

Finally, some good news for the Cleveland Browns. With the 15th pick in the draft, they selected Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman -- and got all his speed, acceleration, agility, jumping and stamina. Those are the five Madden categories in which Coleman rated in the 90s. With an overall rating of 78, Coleman is the top-rated rookie wide receiver. The other wideouts picked in the first round -- the Redskins' Josh Doctson (77), Vikings' Laquon Treadwell (75) and Texans' Will Fuller (74) -- couldn't quite match Coleman's overall rating. The Browns might have found themselves a pass-catcher to help Robert Griffin III immediately.

4. Big drop-off in running backs

There's Elliott and, and then there's every other rookie running back in Madden NFL 17. Elliott, the fourth overall pick by the Cowboys, is the highest-rated running back by six points. There are 29 other rookies between Elliott and the next-best running back, Seahawks third-round pick C.J. Prosise. How big is the discrepancy between Elliott and the other running backs? There are 18 other positions rated higher than Prosise's 74. Elliott, who had 3,961 rushing yards and 44 total touchdowns in his Ohio State career, has six 90-or-above ratings, including speed, acceleration and agility. His high expectations on the field have followed him to Madden.

5. Jack of all trades

What injury? In the aftermath of coming back from a torn lateral meniscus, Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack proved enough at UCLA that he was rated among the top 20 rookies this year. His overall rating of 76 was tied for the highest among linebackers (Chicago's Leonard Floyd and Dallas' Jaylon Smith, who also suffered a knee injury in college last season, were also given 76s). Jack's knee injury certainly didn't affect his Madden ratings. He received an 83 in pursuit, a 91 in jumping, a 77 in finesse moves and an 84 in hit power. And Jack's days as a running back for the Bruins came in handy, too. He was given a 79 in stiff arm, a 76 in rushing and a 74 in trucking. If Jack recovers a fumble, he could take it to the house.

6. Miller's video-game moves rewarded

Braxton Miller's spin move against Virginia Tech last season looked like something straight out of a video game. Madden noticed. Even though the Texans' third-round pick was given a pedestrian overall rating of 71, he was awarded a 91 in spin moves, the highest rookie rating in that category. It was also one of Miller's five ratings in the 90s, including speed, acceleration, agility and stamina.

7. Second-round picks in first tier

Being a first-round pick doesn't guarantee a spot among Madden's top-rated rookies. Just like being a second-round pick doesn't relegate a player to the second tier of Madden ratings. Nine second-round picks were rated among the 31 first-round picks. Highest among them is Aguayo, and San Diego tight end Hunter Henry is the highest-rated skill-position player of the second-round picks (78). Joining them are linebackers Jack and Smith, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, halfback Derrick Henry, safety Su'a Cravens, linebacker Reggie Ragland and linebacker Kevin Dodd.

8. Lowest-rated first-round pick

Then there was Green Bay's Kenny Clark, the UCLA defensive tackle who was drafted 27th overall by the Packers. He's entering an ideal situation, one that will likely have him competing for an NFC championship -- and maybe a Super Bowl title -- annually. But he's also the lowest-rated first-round pick in Madden with a 73. Forty-one rookies are ranked higher than him, including nine second-rounders, a third-rounder (Prosise) and a sixth-rounder (San Diego punter Drew Kaser).