With EA Sports’ latest edition of one of their most beloved franchises set to release, the official launch ratings for “Madden NFL 23” are out.
Here are the fastest wide receivers in Madden 23:
|1||Tyreek Hill||Miami Dolphins||99|
|2||Jameson Williams||Detroit Lions||98|
|3||Quez Watkins||Philadelphia Eagles||98|
|4||Jaylen Waddle||Miami Dolphins||97|
|5||Mecole Hardman||Kansas City Chiefs||97|
|6||Marquise Brown||Arizona Cardinals||97|
|7||Marquise Goodwin||Seattle Seahawks||96|
|8||Anthony Schwartz||Cleveland Browns||96|
|9||Calvin Austin III||Pittsburgh Steelers||95|
|10||D.K. Metcalf||Seattle Seahawks||95|
It should be noted that Kansas City Chiefs’ Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Arizona Cardinals’ Andy Isabella, Minnesota Vikings’ Dan Chisena and New England Patriots’ Tyquon Thornton also were given 95 speed but did not make the top 10 due to lower acceleration ratings than Calvin Austin III and D.K. Metcalf.
If there’s one thing to be learned from these fastest player lists, it’s that the Dolphins are well represented. Miami has the fastest player in Madden 23 in Tyreek Hill — the only player with 99 speed and 99 acceleration — who quite obviously tops this list of fastest wide receivers in Madden 23. As if Hill and Jaylen Waddle (fifth-fastest player in the game) weren’t enough, they also have the fastest running back in Madden 23 in Raheem Mostert.
Detroit Lions’ Jameson Williams — the No. 12 player selected in the 2022 NFL Draft — boasts 98 speed and 95 acceleration, as by far the most intriguing rookie receiver in Madden 23 franchise mode. With lightning-fast speed and a 6-foot-1, 179-pound frame, Williams is the perfect prototype to develop. The 78 overall rookie can not only become one of the biggest threats in Madden 23 as he continues to progress but will have plenty of juice to be productive from Week 1 on.
The only issue with Williams’ value is that he’ll be difficult to acquire via trade. If you’re looking for a more affordable prospect to trade for look no further than Pittsburgh Steelers’ Calvin Austin III. The 23-year-old rookie has 95 speed and 96 acceleration. He projects as more of a slot option at 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, but the inside is typically where speedsters do most of their damage in the Madden franchise. Should you insist on an outside option, Thornton has 95 speed and stands at 6-foot-2 for a Patriots receiving core that can afford to trade the rookie pass catcher.
While the rookie class boasts some enticing options, the list as whole features many mid-level receivers that could be fairly easily attainable via trade. If your roster lacks a real deep threat or could use a burner, this chart should serve as a list of trade targets.
With the complete list of official Madden 23 ratings released, plenty more content will be on the way.