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Madden NFL 13: Top 10 Receivers revealed

It's Monday which means it's time for EA to reveal the overalls of the top 10 receivers in Madden NFL 13. While I'm not upset or angered with any of the results, it may come as a surprise to many that two of the top 10 receivers are actually tight ends.

There was a time in the NFL when you heard the time "receiver" and automatically thought wide receiver. But with the changing landscape of the NFL and it becoming more of a passing league, tight ends are more involved in the passing game than ever before - and it's starting to show as the number two receiver in Madden NFL 13 is a tight end.

Below are the top 10 receivers in Madden NFL 13.

  1. Calvin Johnson Jr. (Detroit Lions) - 99 overall
  2. Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots) - 97 overall
  3. Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals) - 97 overall
  4. Andre Johnson (Houston Texans) - 97 overall
  5. Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers) - 95 overall
  6. Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints) - 95 overall
  7. Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers) - 95 overall
  8. Wes Welker (New England Patriots) - 95 overall
  9. Roddy White (Atlanta Falcons) - 94 overall
  10. Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants) - 94 overall

As much as I can't stand the guy, I'm a little surprised to see Victor Cruz outside of the top 10. While I recognize he's a young player, and that might play into the overall factor, he outperformed fellow Giants' wide receiver Hakeem Nicks last year. Cruz caught 82 passes for 1,536 yards and 9 touchdowns. How could you leave him off the list? Sure, he may have been a one-year wonder, but he at least deserves a spot in the top 10, with the chance to move down in future weekly updates.

Other than Cruz, I think EA did a fairly good job in the ratings. Johnson is, by far, the best receiver in the NFL. His catch over three Cowboys defenders still haunts me in my dreams. As cover athlete in this year's Madden NFL 13, it's only fair that he be rated the highest. That, and he caught over 1,600 yards worth of passes and 16 touchdowns.

Keeping up with fan participation in player ratings, this week we can vote on the following receiver attributes: Speed, Agility, Route Running, Spectacular Catch. Head over to the Madden NFL 13 Facebook Page this week to cast your vote.

On Friday, the overall for every receiver in Madden NFL 13 will be revealed. So far EA has announced the Quarterbacks and Running Backs. Next week, EA will reveal the top defensive players.

Remember to download the free demo of Madden NFL 13, available tomorrow.

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