It’s that time of year again, folks, when 37-year-old “Ratings Czar” Donny Moore gradually reveals his quantified values for each and every aspect of every player in the NFL (and then some) so that you can play a realistic football simulation without leaving your plush leather couch. Moore painstakingly pours over video, scouting reports, more video, combine results and his own imagination to derive numerical appraisals for 43 different categories — like speed, strength, throwing, awareness, etc. — for guys who’ve never played a single snap in the NFL. He has an extremely hard job.
EA Sports has released the ten highest-rated rookies leading up to the game’s August 25 release. Check back to see the next batch of ratings reveals (which usually are grouped by position) roughly every other weekday for the next month.