To a degree, the folks in charge of player ratings in Madden 15 are talent evaluators. They are charged with taking player stats, physical skills and reputation into consideration as they recreate player likenesses according to the game's ratings system.
It's quite the task, and Bleacher Report had the opportunity to sit down with Madden 15 ratings czar Donny Moore to discuss the process. Here's the video interview:
Even with Moore and his team doing their due diligence, there will always be snubs and players who are underrated. That's the reason there are weekly updates in place.
When players outperform—or underperform—their initial ratings, changes can be made. Based on the initial ratings, which can be seen here, the following slideshow highlights 10 players who will prove Madden 15 ratings makers wrong during the 2014 season.