November 19, 2011; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is sacked by Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Jack Crawford (81) at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram

NCAA 13 Big Ten Player Ratings: Overrated/Underrated

EA Sports NCAA 2013 video game was released Tuesday and, as always, their experts have dropped the ball on a few players. Let’s take a look at some of the players that really stuck out to me.

Penn State:

UNDERRATED-

Gerald Hodges – 87 overall with 80 speed. Guy is an All-Conference player and All-American candidate. Plus he’s fast.
Jordan Hill - 84 overall. Come on now.
Bill Belton- 77 with 88 speed. He might have some things to prove at RB, but he’s faster than an 88!

OVERRATED-

Glenn Carson-  88 overall with 80 speed. That would be fine…but it’s better than Hodges, which Carson is not.
Justin Brown- 85 overall with 93 speed. 93 speed huh? 94 acceleration? Good for him!
Devon Smith- I guess it makes up for his slight as speed the last couple years, but 83 overall with 94 speed feels too high. Plus, he’s not on the team…

Note: Why are hardly any of the freshman on the team? I fully intended on starting Steven Bench. No joke.

Around the Big Ten:

UNDERRATED-
Denard Robinson (UM)- 93 overall with 96 speed but only 90 acceleration. I know it’s good and he has some throwing issues, but he’s generally the best player on the field.
LeVeon Bell (MSU)- 90 overall with 87 speed. Anytime a guy is a “power back”, EA will take from his speed. Kid is a beast.
Taylor Martinez (Neb)- 87 overall with 84 speed. It’s not pretty, but he’s better and faster than that.
OVERRATED-

Carlos Hyde (OSU)- 86 overall. Not terribly high, except that Jordan Hall is also an 86 and Hyde is not nearly as good.
Jake Stoneburner (OSU)- 90 overall with 86 speed…Guy is coming off of a 14 catch season, I believe.
Braxton Miller (OSU)- 84 with 89 speed. I guess that’s not bad…but he did complete just TWO passes against Illinois last year.
Andrew Maxwell (MSU)- Maxwell might be a fine quarterback but an 86 overall without a start under his belt seems a bit much.
Kain Colter (NW)- 86 overall with 87 speed for a quarterback who played RB/WR last year…

 

 

 

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