Detroit Lions wide players get little love from Madden 23

With the latest edition of the classic grid game Crazy 23 of EA Sports on store shelves, fans of the Detroit Lions are no doubt eager to see where their footballing heroes rank – even if they don’t get much love.

Looked in the standings of each Lions wide receiver below. For those interested, EA Sports will be posting their rankings for separate Madden 23 position groups coming out later this week.

Amon-Ra St. Brown: 78
Chark DJ: 78
Jameson Williams: 78
Josh Reynold: 73
Quintez Cephus: 73
Kalif Raymond: 73
Trinity Benson: 69
Tom Kennedy: 66

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Detroit wides haven’t gotten much love from Madden 23

It was a positive rookie campaign last year for St. Brown, who passed Herschel Walker (76) for the most receptions, a freshman not selected in the first 3 rounds of a draft, while setting team records for rookie receptions (90) and receiving yards (912). Motor City fans are looking forward to St. Brown’s future with the Lions as he continues to develop his skills.

A newcomer to Detroit this year, Chark has played just four games for Jacksonville in 2021, catching seven passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Benson, another 1st year Lion, was acquired from the Denver Broncos in exchange for 5th and 7th round draft picks to help in their thin wide body.

Meanwhile, the Lions traded a pair of picks in exchange for the 12th pick, which they used on Williams. He had 79 passes for 1,572 total yards and 15 touchdowns last season while playing collegiately for Alabama.

“We did a good job in terms of the picks we made, and going out and getting Chark,” receivers coach Antwaan Randle El explained to members of the media a few weeks ago. “We are on the right track to take advantage of it. It made our room much more competitive for sure.

“We’re talking about the guys who can play – the talent from that perspective, and going and making plays, the physical nature. You have guys who are smart. This is what you want. It’s good to have them. We want to take this thing to another level.

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Charles P. Patton