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Syracuse NCAA Football Hypothetical Player Ratings

With the news this week that the beloved NCAA football game from EA Sports might make a comeback, let’s have some fun. Say the game magically returned in time for next season: who would be the top rated Syracuse players and what would they be ranked?

K Andre Szmyt: 95

You could honestly make the case for Szmyt being higher based on his numbers from last season (30-34 FG’s), but then EA might get letters about him being a cheat code, which he kinda already is. He’s undoubtedly the best kicker in the country and would be the highest rated kicker in this hypothetical game.

S Andre Cisco: 89

The interception numbers are going to be tough to back up this year, but as a preseason All-American, Cisco would be right behind his fellow Andre and second on the team.

DE Alton Robinson: 88

With another strong year, Alton Robinson is approaching Chandler Jones territory. He is one of the best pass-rushers in the ACC.

P Sterling Hofrichter: 88

The more you do this, the more you realize Syracuse’s overall special teams rating maybe would be one of the highest in the history of EA Sports NCAA Football.

DE Kendall Coleman: 87

Doesn’t generate a ton of buzz, but you can pretty much go-ahead and sign him up for 10 sacks or more again this year. An unheralded and uber-consistent leader.

OL Airon Servais: 86

Preseason Second Team All-ACC, according to multiple outlets. He’s the steady veteran presence the line needs to rely on this year.

QB Tommy DeVito: 86

One of the hardest guys to rank. All the other categories that make up a quarterback in these games–arm strength, deep ball, pocket presence– would be sky high. It’s tough to put him in the 89 range with no full games under his belt though. ¬†

DB Christopher Fredrick: 85

See ACC number 1 wide receiver. Minimize ACC number 1 wide receiver.

OG Evan Adams: 85

Adams is the other returning starter on the line that brings stability.

WR/PR Sean Riley: 84

This 84 has a lot to do with Riley’s special teams presence. He’s the best punt returner in the conference.

So there’s the top 10 Syracuse players. Disagree with any of them? Comment below why someone is rated wrong. Since it’s the offseason and I’m bored and miss football, I went ahead and did the rest of the projected starters too. I promise I have stuff to do with my life.


Abdul Adams 83

Moe Neal 81

Jarveon Howard 78


Taj Harris 82

Trishton Jackson 82

Nykeim Johnson 81


Chris Elmore 76

Aaron Hackett 74


Ryan Alexander 80

Dakota Davis 79

Sam Heckel 79


McKinley Williams 76

Josh Black 75


Andrew Armstrong 78

Lakiem Williams 75

Juan Wallace 75


Trill Williams 83

Ifeatu Melifonwu 79

Scoop Bradshaw 78

Carl Jones 77


Evan Foster 81

Cornelius Nunn 77

Devon Clarke 77


The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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