- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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The St. Louis' Rams Robert Quinn rounds out the top 10.
Aldon Smith, chosen seventh overall by the San Francisco 49ers, was somewhat conspicuously absent. Smith and the Detroit Lions' Nick Fairley, chosen 13th overall, were the only defensive players drafted among the top 15 left off the top 10 list for Madden.
Peterson should make an immediate impact at cornerback and in the return game. Smith was a bit of a surprise choice at No. 7 amid some thoughts that Quinn might become a better player.
Expectations keep climbing for the Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson. EA Sports has made the cornerback its highest-rated rookie in "Madden 12."The St.