Madden ratings are important. It's a game that a majority of the current NFL players grew up playing.
Every year, Madden is a way to see how players measure up in the virtual world. NFL draft picks Todd Gurley, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Sammie Coates, and more get to see their ratings for the first time.
For some it's suprising, others just use it as fuel for when the next game comes out.