4. George Fant, OT, NY Jets (77 overall)
Sticking with the theme of offensive linemen, George Fant isn't getting the respect he deserves after what was a phenomenal 2021 season. Some might not even realize just how great Fant was this past year.
Fant was one of just four offensive tackles to play at least 500 pass-block snaps and allow one or fewer sacks. The only qualified tackles to allow fewer pressures were Tristan Wirfs and Andrew Whitworth.
Fant was legitimately one of the best pass-blocking tackles in the NFL last season, but despite this, Madden sees him as little more than an average/slightly below-average starting tackle.
Much like John Franklin-Myers, maybe Fant will receive his due once he receives his payday in the form of a big-money extension. For now, he'll remain perpetually underrated.
3. Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets (75 overall)
Michael Carter proved last season that he's more than capable of being a featured back in an NFL offense. Even if his best role is as a strong complementary back, Carter showed that he could handle a larger workload if need be as a rookie.
The 2021 fourth-round pick finished with 639 yards and four touchdowns on a healthy 4.3 yards per carry behind a statistically below-average run-blocking offensive line. In fact, PFF even ranked him as the third most elusive running back in the entire NFL.
None of that matters to Madden, of course, who ranked him behind the likes of Mike Davis, Mark Ingram, James White, Damien Williams, Sony Michel, Ronald Jones, Raheem Mostert, and Nyheim Hines.
Carter's 75 overall rating ranks him as the 58th best running back in the game. The Madden developers believe that Carter is one of the worst RB2s in the NFL.
Needless to say, this is why no one takes Madden ratings seriously.