It has become an annual tradition for EA Sports to round up the NFL's incoming rookies — young men who have been told all their lives how special they are — and lay the wood to their self-esteem. Here again, they're asked to guess their ratings in the next edition of Madden NFL, and are confronted with reality. Alex Collins, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, pegged his overall at 80, which recognizes how rare anything in that range is (just five rookies opened the season at 80 OVR or better in Madden NFL 16). Ezekiel Elliott's (pictured above) expectation of an overall 84 seems a little more reasonable, as he was the fourth overall pick (by Dallas) and one of the biggest names coming into the draft back in April.
Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. Follow on Twitter Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to spend his time in Los Angeles, working out and preparing for the start of training camp. He recently posted a photo showing off his bulked-up upper body that created a buzz among Wilson's followers. Wilson's trainer, Ryan Flaherty, told ESPN.com earlier this offseason that the quarterback had shifted his focus to injury prevention this year. "You cannot keep training like you did when you were 21 and 22 years old," Flaherty