The Best Players on New Teams in Madden NFL 17
As we approach the beginning of a new year in the NFL, it's finally time to speculate about the slew of players joining a new team in the 2016 NFL season. Whether it be through the NFL Draft or free agency, almost all available players have found a landing spot for the upcoming season. Some will make a gigantic impact, others may not even make the field. So which players, of those that will be playing with a new team, will be making the biggest impact in this year's Madden?
1. Ezekiel Elliot (Dallas Cowboys - NFL Draft): Perhaps the biggest splash in this year's NFL Draft came when the Cowboys took a home-run swing to get their next big offensive threat. Since the disappearance of DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys have found little use for their dominant run-blocking.
More so than any other pick in the draft, Elliot is going to have to have to battle huge expectations in Dallas.
2. Malik Jackson (Jacksonville Jaguars - Free Agency): For the first time in a long time, the Jacksonville Jaguars seem poised to make a push for the AFC South. Malik Jackson may have even cemented the team as early favorites to win the division. With an offense that seems ready to break out, Jackson could anchor what would have otherwise been a very stout defense already.
3. Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles - NFL Draft): The Eagles have enough talent on both sides of the ball to compete, but it's hard to imagine them doing so with the inconsistency of Sam Bradford. More so than the Rams and Goff, the Eagles may be eager to push Wentz's development if they think they can push the NFC East for a playoff birth.
4. Josh Norman (Washington Redskins - Free Agency): It's becoming increasingly difficult to tell whether certain defenders are a product of the system or skilled individual players. In all likelihood, it's somewhere in between. But what we can be sure of is that any time the Redskins play the Giants this year, it will be must-see TV as Norman takes on Beckham Jr. In a way, it seems like the Redskins are building a defense that can take out the likes of OBJ and Dez Bryant.
5. Russell Okung (Denver Broncos - Free Agency): The Broncos lost quite a bit to free agency since their Super Bowl victory in February, but it's hard to imagine they wont be able to rebuild behind the likes of Okung. Perhaps one of the most intriguing things to watch will be how well the likes of Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch perform behind a really solid offensive line.