Ravens: 4 players criminally underrated by Madden 22

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3. Chuck Clark, S, Ravens

Chuck Clark is a good player. He’s not a great player, but a good player.

The former sixth-round pick has been one of the Ravens’ starting safeties for the past two years. And in that time, he’s established himself as one of the more important parts of the team’s defense.

He’s ranked inside the top-32 safeties by Pro Football Focus in each of the last two seasons including a 69.8 grade that ranked 27th at his position in 2020.

Despite this, Madden still gave him a middling 78 overall rating. That was “good” for the 43rd best safety in the game, and even behind teammate DeShon Elliot who earned an 80 overall rating.

Elliott held his own in his first year as a starter in 2020, but it’s probably a stretch to say he’s better than Clark already, especially considering how heavily Madden weights starting experience.

Clark’s rating was tied with backup tight end Nick Boyle and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee,  and one behind running back Gus Edwards.

It’s safe to say he probably deserves a bit of a higher rating, especially with all of his fellow position-mates ahead of him.

Are the likes of Tony Jefferson, Ricardo Allen, Ronnie Harrison, and Vonn Bell all better than Clark? Probably not.

This one isn’t “criminal” per se. But Clark should be higher.