Madden 21 predictions for the Week 2 roster update

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Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens

Can QB Lamar Jackson get any better? Jackson did exactly what he needed to do to embarrass the Browns, and posted a 94.1 QBR and 3 TD while doing it. He’s at a 94 OVR but should inch closer to that 99 club after the Week 1 performance.

Cincinatti Bengals

Rookie QB and first overall draft pick Joe Burrow’s first game wasn’t the star performance that everyone’s come to expect from him. That said he did enough to put his team in a position to win. A lot of that came from his ability to scramble, so I would like to see his OVR increase from 76 to 77 and his speed go up to 84 (currently 83). If not, Punter Kevin Huber had a 70 yard punt and had three punts land inside the 20. He’s only rated a 68, which seems too low given his performance in a game where field position was a deciding factor.

Cleveland Browns

With the weapons he has around him, I don’t care how good of a defense he faced — Baker Mayfield needs to make plays. 21/39 for 189 yards 1 TD and 1 INT isn’t going to cut it from a #1 overall pick in his third year. I don’t think he’s worthy of his 78 OVR, and should be around 75 OVR. But because of his name and the defense he face, he’ll probably only drop 1 point.

Pittsburgh Steelers

72 OVR HB Benny Snell Jr. helped carry the Steelers to victory after starter James Connor went down with an injury. Snell rushed 19 times for 113 yards, helping set up good down and yardage for Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense. The performance should boost him up to a 73 OVR as a reward.