Video: NFL rookies react to their Madden ratings

The connection between the NFL fraternity and the Madden video game empire is deep and fascinating. That’s because most of these guys grow up playing the game, and then all of a sudden they’re — wait for it — in the game!

So EA Sports had the brilliant idea of taping rookies as they predicted, and then reacted to, their initial ratings in the game.

These guys are supremely confident, and they’ve been receiving praise all of their lives. So naturally, when joining the most competitive league in the world, they’re going to be brought down a peg or two. Leave it to a kids game to accomplish that.