Madden 25 rookies: Every Round 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft

2024 NFL Draft - Round 1
2024 NFL Draft - Round 1 / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages

The 2024 NFL Draft kicked off last night and while Madden 25 was not announced or revealed last night, there's still plenty to talk about. A record 23 offensive players were selected in the first round of the draft, including the first 14 selections of the night.

USC quarterback Caleb Williams was selected by the Chicago Bears with the No. 1 pick, but he wasn't the only QB to be taken last night. A total of six quarterbacks were taken in the first round, which ties a record from 1983. LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels went ot the Washington Commanders at No. 2, followed by North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye to the New England Patriots at No. 3. The Vikings found their future quarterback in Michigan's J.J. McCarthy, who steps into an amazing position with Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison at receiver.

All three rookies give their teams a spark of hope for the future and should be fun additions to the rosters in Madden 25. But perhaps no offensive weapon is as appealing in Madden 25 than Marvin Harrison Jr., the Ohio State wide receiver who went No. 4 to the Arizona Cardinals. While Malik Nabers (LSU, WR) was drawing some attention, Harrison Jr. is the son of NFL legend Marvin Harrison, who played alongside Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. Both Harrison Jr. and Nabers will provide some dynamic weapons on offense in Madden 25.

Of course, there were a few head-scratchers. The Falcons used their No. 8 pick to draft Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.— a strange move considering they just paid a boat load of money to Kirk Cousins. So now if you're taking control of the Falcons in Madden, you've got to make a decision on what to do at quarterback, and who to start.

With the second and third round of the 2024 NFL Draft tonight at 7:00 p.m., let's take a look at the players who were first selected in the first round and who should have the biggest impact in Madden 25:

  1. Chicago Bears - Caleb Williams (QB, USC)
  2. Washington Commanders - Jayden Daniels (QB, LSU)
  3. New England Patriots - Drake Maye (QB, North Carolina)
  4. Arizona Cardinals - Marvin Harrison Jr. (WR, Ohio State)
  5. Los Angeles Chargers - Joe Alt (OT, Notre Dame)
  6. New York Giants - Malik Nabers (WR, LSU)
  7. Tennessee Titans - JC Latham (OT, Alabama)
  8. Atlanta Falcons - Michael Penix Jr. (QB, Washington)
  9. Chicago Bears - Rome Odunze (WR, Washington)
  10. Minnesota Vikings - J.J. McCarthy (QB, Michigan)
  11. New York Jets - Olu Fashanu (OT, Penn State)
  12. Denver Broncos - Bo Nix (QB, Oregon)
  13. Las Vegas Raiders - Brock Bowers (TE, Alabama)
  14. New Orleans Saints - Taliese Fuaga (OT, Oregon State)
  15. Indianapolis Colts - Laiatu Latu (Edge, UCLA)
  16. Seattle Seahawks - Byron Murphy II (DT, Texas)
  17. Minnesota Vikings - Dallas Turner (Edge, Alabama)
  18. Cincinnati Bengals - Amarius Mims (OT, Georgia)
  19. Los Angeles Rams - Jared Verse (Edge, Florida State)
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers- Troy Fautanu (OG, Washington)
  21. Miami Dolphins - Chop Robinson (Edge, Penn State)
  22. Philadelphia Eagles - Quinyon Mitchell (CB, Toledo)
  23. Jacksonville Jaguars - Brian Thomas Jr. (WR, LSU)
  24. Detroit Lions - Terrion Arnold (CB, Alabama)
  25. GreenBay Packers - Jordan Morgan (OT, Arizona)
  26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Graham Barton (C, Duke)
  27. Arizona Cardinals - Darius Robinson (Edge, Missouri)
  28. Kansas City Chiefs - Xavier Worthy (WR, Texas)
  29. Dallas Cowboys - Tyler Guyton (OT, Oklahoma)
  30. Baltimore Ravens - Nate Wiggins (CB, Clemson)
  31. San Francisco 49ers - Rickey Pearsall (WR, Florida)
  32. Carolina Panthers - Xavier Legette (WR, South Carolina)