The Hurricanes football season is still a few months away, but EA Sports already thinks they know who will be the ten best players for the Miami Hurricanes next year. The video game company unleashed details of its upcoming NCAA Football '14 video game at industry showcase E3 this week, including the team and player rankings it uses to determine gameplay.
EA sports rates every player and team on a scale of 1 to 99 in various categories to come up with an overall rating. Because college football is an "amateur" sport players' names aren't actually used, but video game characters who suspiciously look like them and share all their stats and basic info populate the game.
Here via SBNation are the ten players EA Sports thinks the Hurricanes have to offer next year:
And here's the actual players those video game avatars correspond to:
HB #8 (Duke Johnson)
QB #17 (Steven Morris)
LT #77 (Seantrel Henderson)
RE #71 (Anthony Chickillo)
LOLB #52 (Denzel Perryman)
HB #23 (Eduardo Clements)
C #62 (Shane McDermott)
RG #65 (Brandon Linder)
LE #51 (Shayon Green)
WR #4 (Phillip Dorsett)
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Apparently EA agrees with Miami New Times that Duke Johnson is the best player on the team.
EA Sports also gave the team an overall ranking of 90, which isn't bad, but not great either. Though, that's the same number handed out to University of Florida, and just one below FSU.