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EA Sports has posted the top rated defensive players in Madden NFL 25. Below are their overall ratings. The full defensive ratings will most likely arrive on Tuesday.
  • Defensive Line - J.J. Watt (99) Wake (97) Atkins (97) Wilkerson (96) Ware (94)
  • Linebackers - Miller (97) Willis (97) Smith (95) Matthews (95) Briggs (94)
  • Secondary - Revis (97) Sherman (96) Weddle (96) Tillman (95) Byrd (95)
Just in case you missed them, here are the ratings for every offensive player in Madden NFL 25.

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# 1 ggsimmonds @ 08/19/13 11:21 PM
Have they still not released the spreadsheet for defense
 
# 2 imskykid @ 08/19/13 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ggsimmonds
Have they still not released the spreadsheet for defense
I don't see it on their website. When they released the offensive ratings video, it took a while before they released the spreadsheet.
 
# 3 ggsimmonds @ 08/19/13 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by imskykid

I'm usually not one to complain about ratings because OVR doesn't mean much, but DeMarcus Ware is rated a 94 and below Muhammed Wilkerson? That seems off. When's the last time Ware was even below 95 OVR? Dude had 11.5 sacks last year with one arm.
My guess is that it is due to him playing a new position this season. He is now a 4-3 DE. His individual ratings probably have not changed, what has changed is the formula for calculating overall is different for a DE.

also remember how overalls change in franchise due to schemes. Start a franchise with Dallas and his overall probably goes up.
 
# 4 imskykid @ 08/19/13 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ggsimmonds
My guess is that it is due to him playing a new position this season. He is now a 4-3 DE. His individual ratings probably have not changed, what has changed is the formula for calculating overall is different for a DE.

also remember how overalls change in franchise due to schemes. Start a franchise with Dallas and his overall probably goes up.
I'm sure that's why he dropped, and I'm obviously biased. I guess I just didn't think it would drop that much... if anything he should be lower as a OLB than a DE since pass rushing is his forte. Now instead of occasionally having to drop back in coverage, he gets to do what he does best every down.

Homer prediction: he'll be 98 before the end of the season.
 
# 5 MeltedSkink @ 08/19/13 11:38 PM
Really surprised by Wilkerson, he's a really good player but EA normally only recognizes the players that put up big numbers.
 
# 6 adriano @ 08/20/13 01:59 AM
Weddle 96?

He is solid, but 96 is Troy Polamalu, Bob Sanders in their
prime type of rating. Solid player but I think 96 is too high

Ware dropped a few points. Not a bad rating, I think its fair.
He was hurt last year which slowed his production down
at the end of the season. Plus the switch.. I thought he would
be rated lower..

I also think he will be back at 98 by the end of the season.
He has been in the backfield in every game so far this
preseason. Not just sacks, running plays too.. I am excited
to see the full defense play..
 
# 7 Blue Ninja @ 08/20/13 02:03 AM
Ware had 10 sacks in first 7-8 games last season I believe. Only had 1.5 for the second half of the season. Pretty sure he was playing with one arm. He's definitely not a lesser caliber player than any other pass rushers in the league and should not be rated lower than anybody in the league as a defensive end. Especially in Tampa 2 scheme.
 
# 8 R9NALD9 @ 08/20/13 02:35 AM
Which Smith LB is 95? If that is Aldon, as much of a 49ers fan that I am, that would be a crime to humanity. Way overrated if he is 95...a 90 would be much more realistic.

EDIT: Just watched the video and it is Aldon. That's not right. Justin Smith is a much better player than him.

Plus Von Miller just as good as Willis...sorry that's not right either.
 
# 9 adriano @ 08/20/13 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Ninja
Ware had 10 sacks in first 7-8 games last season I believe. Only had 1.5 for the second half of the season. Pretty sure he was playing with one arm. He's definitely not a lesser caliber player than any other pass rushers in the league and should not be rated lower than anybody in the league as a defensive end. Especially in Tampa 2 scheme.
I agree with you, I am just saying I understand why
they dinged him a few points.. Position switch \ Lack of
production over the second half of the season..Etc..

They have to redo his attributes. When you change
Ware in Madden 13 from a OLB to a DE he becomes a
100 rated player...

In a few weeks his rating will be higher. 94 is not a bad
rating. I was expecting worse.. There are only 4 players
on the defensive line that are rated higher than Ware..

IMO Ware is going to have a monster year if he stays
healthy..I'm looking forward to seeing the starting line all
play together.. Ware, Ratliff, Spencer, Hatcher..
 
# 10 Ueauvan @ 08/20/13 04:34 AM
ware was a 4-3 de in college wasnt he?

jj shouldnt be 99 mid 90s maybe
miller is not equal to willis, he doesnt have the all round skill set
aldon is maybe a 90

revis is out of practice and isnt that good, most of the time he gets away with dpi, also his inj should be low like lattimore etc
 
# 11 BFem09 @ 08/20/13 08:48 AM
Cam Wake, my dawg.
 
# 12 StreetCarp @ 08/20/13 01:03 PM
Aldon Smith should be low 90s and Wilfork should definitely be a 95 or 96.
 
# 13 NDAlum @ 08/20/13 01:11 PM
Hopefully having a 97-OVR stud DT in Geno Atkins will result in him being a disruptive force in the trenches.

I can dream...
 
# 14 jtswag187 @ 08/20/13 02:05 PM
If Richard Sherman is a 96 then Patrick Peterson is a 95, just sayin
 
# 15 jtswag187 @ 08/20/13 02:06 PM
I have never heard of Muhammed Wilkerson (no offense jets fans) and he's over D Ware?
 
# 16 jwhezzy2003 @ 08/20/13 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jtswag187
If Richard Sherman is a 96 then Patrick Peterson is a 95, just sayin
lol u kidding.
peterson got some pick's and all but he was also burnt toast. He is like the new DeAngelo Hall. He makes plays on the ball but he also get beat alot.
 
# 17 TheKingOfVa @ 08/20/13 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jtswag187
If Richard Sherman is a 96 then Patrick Peterson is a 95, just sayin
I agree, Peterson anchored the number 2 pass defense in football and was an all pro
 
# 18 TheKingOfVa @ 08/20/13 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jwhezzy2003
lol u kidding.
peterson got some pick's and all but he was also burnt toast. He is like the new DeAngelo Hall. He makes plays on the ball but he also get beat alot.
Not sure what Peterson you were watching. Because last season Peterson was a shut down corner. You must be thinking about the first 8 games of his rookie season because that's the only time he was burnt toast. Last season the Cardinals had the 2nd best pass defense in football and Peterson was the only pro bowler back there. To compare him to DeAngelo Hall is a huge insult and shows your lack of football knowledge. I can tell you only saw him play once or twice. I've seen every game of his career. The advanced metric stats and regular football stats show Peterson was a top corner. Fellow players on NFL top 100 voted him the best corner in football. I'm going to trust their opinions over yours.
 
# 19 westview33 @ 08/20/13 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by NDAlum
Hopefully having a 97-OVR stud DT in Geno Atkins will result in him being a disruptive force in the trenches.

I can dream...
Why does everyone assume the overall rating means anything?

Atkins can be rated a 97 overall and it doesn't matter if the OL is rated a 75 overall because if that OL has 90+ strength regardless of his overall rating he's going o be able to hang with Atkins.

I think it's time people stop focusing on the overall rating and concentrate on the actual ratings that matter when playing the game.

Did you know that a higher overall rated OL is easier to beat than a lower overall rated guy if the higher rated guy has lesser strength for pass or run blocking?

Overall rating from what I've learned is just a way to rank the players in the data base and doesn't truly render how they will play on the field.

An example of this is when a scrub DB with 90 speed and acceleration will still play well because man coverage ratings doesn't have as much impact on the game.

Now lower that scrub DB agility ratings and all of sudden even with his speed and acceleration being high you'll start to see a huge difference in production when he has to change directions on the field to cover someone.

He loses a step in coverage when his agility is rated lower and the WR can then get better separation from him.

The problem is too many people are stuck using EA's ratings so they are left with the impression that ratings one either means nothing or two that higher overall rated players will be the best players on the field.

Both of those logics are false if you take the time to download any roster file from a roster creator who spends quality time on ratings.

I learned this a few years ago when using other rosters not made by EA.
 
# 20 NDAlum @ 08/20/13 03:01 PM
That's what you took from that? My point was that I hope an elite DT (Geno Atkins) can be a disruptive force.


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