By: Tanner Elliott
With Madden 22 around the corner, it is always interesting to speculate what players will be the highest rated. We take a look at the speculated top five highest overall players for the Miami Dolphins in Madden 22.
Xavien Howard - 98 overall
Howard is arguably the best corner in the game, and after being the only corner that was considered for Defensive Player of the Year, he deserves to be the highest ranked corner in the game. Some people say that Howard was only good because Byron Jones was across from him or that he is only an interception guy. But if you look at the advanced stats, that is far from the truth. This does not mean that Howard will not reach a 99 overall at some point in the season. If he has another season like he did last year, expect him to join the 99 club early in the year.
Jason Sanders - 97 overall
One of the most underrated players in the league should finally get some recognition from Madden this year. This past year Sanders did not miss an extra point and only missed three out of 39 field goal attempts last season. His first missed attempt of the season came in week 10. Not only has he shown his incredible accuracy, but he also has the power to make some of the longer kicks, with his career high of 56 yards.
Mike Gesicki - 90 overall
Dolphins fans finally got a glimpse of the potential that Mike Gesicki has. He has an incredible catch radius and is one of the more athletic tight ends in the NFL. The past two years he started to breakout as he had 104 catches, 1,273 yards, and 11 touchdowns over that span. In addition to that, he can line up in the slot and create a mismatch for defenses. The reason why Gesicki is not rated higher is due to his blocking. Even though he is improving every year, his blocking is still not the best.
Emmanuel Ogbah - 86 overall
Ogbah had one of the best seasons for an edge rusher for the Dolphins since Cameron Wake. He started the year off hot as he had eight sacks in the first nine games. Unfortunately, teams caught on and his production dipped later in the season. That being said he had an overall good year finishing with nine sacks, 42 tackles, 21 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. With Miami bolstering their pass rush this past offseason, expect Ogbah to be the dominant force he was mid last season.
Andrew Van Ginkel - 84 overall
Van Ginkel came onto the scene last year in Miami’s defense. AVG had a multitude of big plays last season, most notably the fumble returned for a touchdown against the Rams and the blocked punt against the Chargers. This was the first year where AVG really had a role in the defense and he was so effective the Dolphins were comfortable enough to cut Kyle Van Noy to give AVG more playing time. Expect AVG to take another huge jump this season as Miami will not only utilize him more but put him in better situations/ matchups to win.