Madden NFL 15 Ultimate Team Video & Player Ratings

By Chewie, 2 years ago
EA has released a new trailer for upcoming annual American Football title Madden NFL 15, in which key players are highlighted as examples for creating your ultimate team.



As well as this new trailer, EA has revealed some of the player ratings they'll be using in the game along with some explanation from "Ratings Czar" Donny Moore.

Middle Linebackers

31/07/14 - MLB 1

PATRICK WILLIS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
96 OVR

Moore on Willis: Willis ranks second in SPD (90), first in STR (88), first in AWR (94), third in TAK (95), first in Hit Power (97), second in BLK SHD (89), fourth in PUR (97), & first in MAN COV (74) among middle linebackers. What can’t he do?!
31/07/14 - MLB 2

NAVORRO BOWMAN
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
96 OVR

Moore on Bowman: We have both 49ers starting MLB’s tied for the best in Madden NFL 15. Bowman's not quite as physically talented as Willis, but he might be the better technician with 98 PUR, 95 BLK SHD (best among all MLB’s), 83 Power Moves, and 99 TAK (tied with Kuechly for best in NFL at MLB).
31/07/14 - MLB 3

LUKE KUECHLY
CAROLINA PANTHERS
94 OVR

Moore on Kuechly: Kuechly is as good as it gets, as evidenced by his 99 TAK, 99 PUR, and 99 PLAY REC. His 84 BLK SHD is really the only thing that holds him back from the 49ers linebackers.
31/07/14 - MLB 4

DERRICK JOHNSON
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
91 OVR

Moore on Johnson: Johnson has great physical tools (85 SPD/85 AGI/90 ACC) to go along with his top-level intangibles (93 AWR/94 TAK/98 PUR).
31/07/14 - MLB 5

JEROD MAYO
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
91 OVR

Moore on Mayo: Mayo's versatility allows him to play both MLB and OLB. His 81 Zone Coverage ranks him eighth for MLB. He also a top-notch TAK and has great SPD (87 - ranked eighth in NFL for MLB).
Outside Linebackers

31/07/14 - OLB1

VON MILLER
DENVER BRONCOS
96 OVR

Moore on Miller: Von has 88 SPD (tied for third), 94 ACC (tied for first), 92 TAK (tied for second), and 97 Finesse Moves (ranked first in NFL for LOLB).
31/07/14 - OLB1

ALDON SMITH
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
96 OVR

Moore on Miller: Aldon Smith is one of the best at rushing the passer in Madden NFL 15 with his 99 Power Moves and 97 Pursuit. It also helps to have 85 SPD and 96 ACC at 6’4”, 265 lbs.
31/07/14 - OLB1

JUSTIN HOUSTON
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
93 OVR

Moore on Houston: Justin Houston might not be a household name outside of the Kansas City area, but he should be with 93 TAK, 97 Power Moves (ranked first for LOLB), and 93 BLK SHD (ranked first for LOLB).
31/07/14 - OLB1

LAVONTE DAVID
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
93 OVR

Moore on David: Lavonte David may just be the best true 4-3 weakside linebacker in the NFL. His 88 SPD/88 AGI/90 ACC put him on par with some of the best RB’s in football, while his 98 TAK/98 PUR/96 PLAY REC are all position-bests at ROLB in Madden 15.
31/07/14 - OLB1

ROBERT MATHIS
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
93 OVR

Moore on Mathis: Mathis is all pass rush. His 98-rated Finesse Moves give him an array of quick moves to beat offensive tackles with, and he also has 88 SPD/94 ACC to rush off the edge.
Cornerbacks
31/07/14 - CB 1

RICHARD SHERMAN
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
99 OVR

Moore on Sherman: The Madden NFL 15 cover athlete is the top-ranked CB in each of the following categories: Strength (72), Catching (82), and Man Coverage (98). He's also ranked second in Zone Coverage (96), AWR (94), AGI (96), Play Rec (95), and Jumping (98). Now do you see why he is rated 99 overall?
31/07/14 - CB 2

DARRELLE REVIS
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
97 OVR

Moore on Revis: Revis has been at the top of the Madden CB rankings for years now. This year, Revis boasts 98 Man Coverage, 92 Zone Coverage, 90 Press, and 95 Play Rec.
31/07/14 - CB 3

JOE HADEN
CLEVELAND BROWNS
95 OVR

Moore on Haden: Haden is not blazing fast (91 SPD) but the rest of his attributes are as elite as they come at cornerback: 98 Man Coverage (tied for first), 97 AGI (tied for first), 97 ACC (tied for second), 94 Zone Coverage (tied for third), & 86 PUR (fourth).
31/07/14 - CB 4

PATRICK PETERSON
ARIZONA CARDINALS
93 OVR

Moore on Peterson: Peterson is a triple threat as a defender, returner, and even a wide receiver on occasion. He has the top ratings at CB in these physical ratings: 98 SPD/97AGI/97ACC. He also has 94 ELUS, 94 JUKE, 97 Return, and 82 Catch that really highlight his all-around game.
31/07/14 - CB 5

VONTAE DAVIS
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
92 OVR

Moore on Davis: Vontae is lockdown material in Madden NFL 15 with his combo of 95 Man Coverage, 93 SPD, 95 AGI, and 94 Jumping.
For more ratings, check out the game's official ratings hub.

Madden NFL 15 is due to be released on August 26th, 2014 in North America and August 29th in Europe.
Chewie
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