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Madden 17 ratings unveiled: How do the Buffalo Bills look?

It'll be fun to play with Tyrod Taylor this year, Bills fans.

The initial ratings for the upcoming release of Madden NFL 17 have been published online, which means we can finally see how the Buffalo Bills stack up with the competition. Here's our breakdown of the players to watch on the roster:

The offensive line is getting its due

The two highest rated players on the team? That would be Richie Incognito (90 Overall) and Cordy Glenn (89 OVR). Eric Wood earned an 81 OVR, which ranks him 13th among NFL centers. Not so hot is the right side of Buffalo's line, where John Miller rates a 69 OVR and Jordan Mills a 73. One point of interest is Cyrus Kouandjio, who currently outranks Seantrel Henderson 72 to 68 in Madden's system.  Managers will probably want to slide Kouandjio or backup center Fernando Velasco to right guard. Both have more reliable pass blocking than Miller, and both are better run blockers. Kouandjio may be a liability with his 58 Awareness, but he has more raw ability than Velasco in the long run.

Some fun weapons on offense

Buffalo might have the most dangerous quarterback roster in the game. Keep in mind that awareness isn't a big factor for quarterbacks, because they are a player-controlled character. That's what makes the Michael Vicks of the world so much fun to use.

Tyrod Taylor is arguably the most athletic quarterback in the game, with the second best speed, the best acceleration, the seventh-best agility and elusiveness, and solid throwing statistics (a 91 throw power, 87 short accuracy, 82 medium accuracy, and 79 deep accuracy).

Also a tantalizing option? Rookie Cardale Jones. With 81 SPD, 85 ACC, 78 AGI, and the third best trucking score, he's a great choice for short-yardage situations. It also helps that his 96 throw power is the third best score in the game (two quarterbacks have a 98, three have a 97). The downside is that his accuracy development has a long way to go, but if his in-game potential is good enough, he's the type of player you can train up into a star.

That's not to mention EJ Manuel, who is a solid B- as a scrambling quarterback. He's an above average athlete, has a strong arm, and has average to below average accuracy. If someone gets injured, he's still a solid player to use on a team.

Buffalo's running back corps is a bit underrated, but the one-two punch of LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams has the necessary elements of Thunder (Williams' 86 TRK score) and Lightning (McCoy's 91 ELU).

The receivers come off weaker, unfortunately. Sammy Watkins at 87 OVR is the best option, and he's the type who could leap up eight points over the course of the season. Charles Clay at 84 OVR is the second best target. Other names who may impress? Robert Woods, who has an 88 Spectacular Catch rating, and Marquise Goodwin, whose 95 speed, 96 acceleration, and 91 agility make him a dangerous deep threat.

Rebuilding on defense

Buffalo's once-vaunted defense has mellowed out a bit. The top two players are Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes (both 88 OVR). Kyle Williams also ranks as an above-average starter. Rookie Shaq Lawson starts out as a 75 OVR playing left end.

After Buffalo shuffled their linebacker group in the offseason, the best option is free agent signing Zach Brown. Slotted at ROLB, Brown has 88 scores for speed, acceleration, and agility, an 82 zone coverage, and a 73 man coverage. Second round pick Reggie Ragland doesn't come in with great coverage scores, but he's an above average athlete with good block shedding ability. Another linebacker who might make a good player character is MLB Kevin Reddick. He's a 67 overall owing to low awareness, but a good athlete with nice zone coverage and the best block shedding on the team.

Buffalo's secondary is solid but not yet a major force. Stephon Gilmore (85 OVR) and Ronald Darby (83 OVR) are the starting cornerbacks, but the group behind them is rather weak. One development candidate is Kevon Seymour, who is a great athlete but has an awful 49 AWR score.