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EA Sports has just revealed the top defensive ends in Madden NFL 15. New screenshots can be seen here.

J.J. Watt - 99 Overall
Robert Quinn - 97 Overall
Cameron Wake - 96 Overall
Calais Campbell - 96 Overall
Cameron Jordan - Overall 93
Muhammad Wilkerson - Overall 93

Here is a look at the release date schedule for the remaining ratings.

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# 1 dougdeuce @ 07/26/14 11:36 AM
"If we didn’t have a cap on it, Watt might be rated somewhere north of 105 OVR"

Then reduce all ratings to reflect that skills gap. Why is this so difficult?
 
# 2 The JareBear @ 07/26/14 11:38 AM
Hmmm I wonder if Greg Hardy is getting the Josh Gordon treatment here and being held off the list due to the legal problems.
 
# 3 Cowboy008 @ 07/26/14 11:44 AM
I know they haven't revealed all of the ratings yet but I'm hoping that they separated the elite players from the ones that are not that great. There shouldn't be a lot of guys who are in the high 90's since I think that is only meant for the absolute best.
 
# 4 TheBleedingRed21 @ 07/26/14 11:50 AM
Madden rates players based on their ability to current players meaning 99 is the best in the league, not the perfect player.

As everyone says, they NEED to make it 99 is the best player ever. 90's would be elite, 80's great, 70s starter, 60's borderline starter, 50's and under.
 
# 5 basketballer0385 @ 07/26/14 12:03 PM
Glad Calais got some recognition
 
# 6 PantherBeast_OS @ 07/26/14 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by The JareBear
Hmmm I wonder if Greg Hardy is getting the Josh Gordon treatment here and being held off the list due to the legal problems.
They shouldn't do it. The guy guilty verdict is temp. He is going to court next off season in front a jury. Until then there is no way EA should give Hardy a middle finger. The guy had back to back double sack seasons. Last season he had 15 sacks and 56 tackles. Wilkerson shouldn't even be on the top 6. Hardy at the very least should be number 5 or 6 on the list. I don't understand why EA screwed Hardy out of the top 6 spots.

Side note : Why should Hardy off the field problems have to do with the ratings in a Madden game. It shouldn't period. Ratings only should have to do with on the field work. And he is one of the best DE in league right now. And if he has another 10+ sack season and is not found guilty next off season. Be sure by next year whether it is the Panthers or any other team. Hardy will be the highest paid DE in the league by this time next year. You can take that to the bank.
 
# 7 The JareBear @ 07/26/14 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by PantherBeast_OS
They shouldn't do it. The guy guilty verdict is temp. He is going to court next off season in front a jury. Until then there is no way EA should give Hardy a middle finger. The guy had back to back double sack seasons. Last season he had 15 sacks and 56 tackles. Wilkerson shouldn't even be on the top 6. Hardy at the very least should be number 5 or 6 on the list. I don't understand why EA screwed Hardy out of the top 6 spots.
I agree that, assuming the legal stuff has no factor, Hardy belongs on the list big time. I think it goes beyond even sacks. He is super disruptive. A lot of people just look at sacks and that's it, those are the people who think Shaun Phillips was as good a player as JJ Watt last season. There is much more to it than that. I think BOTH of Carolina's ends are superb, I've watched them consistently wreck havoc on almost a play-by-play basis in multiple games.
 
# 8 friscob @ 07/26/14 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by The JareBear
I agree that, assuming the legal stuff has no factor, Hardy belongs on the list big time. I think it goes beyond even sacks. He is super disruptive. A lot of people just look at sacks and that's it, those are the people who think Shaun Phillips was as good a player as JJ Watt last season. There is much more to it than that. I think BOTH of Carolina's ends are superb, I've watched them consistently wreck havoc on almost a play-by-play basis in multiple games.
Most of his production came against lesser opponents last year and quite a few backups. Also has stellar teammates up front to give him lots of opportunities. Solid player but wouldn't put him ahead of these 5. Not sure i'd put him ahead of Chandler jones either. Curious to see how good Sheldon Richardson will be
 
# 9 PantherBeast_OS @ 07/26/14 12:41 PM
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Most of his production came against lesser opponents last year and quite a few backups. Also has stellar teammates up front to give him lots of opportunities. Solid player but wouldn't put him ahead of these 5. Not sure i'd put him ahead of Chandler jones either. Curious to see how good Sheldon Richardson will be
Ya so does those other top 6 guys. You can pretty much say that about any top player in the league. They all have team mates that help them to get that kind of production. But still Hardy deserve top 6 in my opinion. But again that is just my opinion tho.
 
# 10 hanzsomehanz @ 07/26/14 12:59 PM
3/5 of them play in the 3-4 scheme (0)_(0)

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# 11 bad_philanthropy @ 07/26/14 01:08 PM
Wow does the game ever look impressive in this set of shots.
 
# 12 TheKingOfVa @ 07/26/14 01:13 PM
Glad to see Calais Campbell up there. Probably the most underrated player in the NFL. Can't believe he has never made the pro bowl.
 
# 13 michiganfan8620 @ 07/26/14 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PantherBeast_OS
They shouldn't do it. The guy guilty verdict is temp. He is going to court next off season in front a jury. Until then there is no way EA should give Hardy a middle finger. The guy had back to back double sack seasons. Last season he had 15 sacks and 56 tackles. Wilkerson shouldn't even be on the top 6. Hardy at the very least should be number 5 or 6 on the list. I don't understand why EA screwed Hardy out of the top 6 spots.

Side note : Why should Hardy off the field problems have to do with the ratings in a Madden game. It shouldn't period. Ratings only should have to do with on the field work. And he is one of the best DE in league right now. And if he has another 10+ sack season and is not found guilty next off season. Be sure by next year whether it is the Panthers or any other team. Hardy will be the highest paid DE in the league by this time next year. You can take that to the bank.
Wilkerson and Hardy can't be compared since they play in different schemes. Wilkerson is a 3-4 end, Hardy is a 4-3 end, they have very different responsibilities. Both players are among the best in the league at what they do; Wilkerson stops the run and gets some pressure, Hardy rushes the passer. Although I do think Hardy belongs in the top tier of DE.
 
# 14 michiganfan8620 @ 07/26/14 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hanzsomehanz
3/5 of them play in the 3-4 scheme (0)_(0)

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Well, 6 DE's are listed (3 3-4, 2 4-3, 1 multiple (Jordan). And what's the problem with 3-4 DE's? They are just as necessary as 4-3 DE's, and should be rated highly as well. Just because 4-3 DEs traditionally get more sacks doesn't make them better players. 3-4 DEs are traditionally stronger and better against the run.
 
# 15 gutsdabeast @ 07/26/14 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBleedingRed21
Madden rates players based on their ability to current players meaning 99 is the best in the league, not the perfect player.

As everyone says, they NEED to make it 99 is the best player ever. 90's would be elite, 80's great, 70s starter, 60's borderline starter, 50's and under.
They would never do this. People including NFLers would complain "so & so" is rated too low.

But I think that would really separate the Drew Brees' from the Carson Palmers of the NFL.
 
# 16 Gman 18 @ 07/26/14 02:16 PM
Robert Quinn is rated too high, in my opinion


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# 17 StL_RamZ @ 07/26/14 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Gman 18
Robert Quinn is rated too high, in my opinion


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last year he was the most dominate DE in the NFL in a long time.

he was robbed of DPOY due to the fact of being on a losing/unpopular team.

not just saying this because I'm a rams fan =]
 
# 18 friscob @ 07/26/14 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gman 18
Robert Quinn is rated too high, in my opinion


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19 sacks, 7 ff's, 2 fr's, 1 td, all in the best division in football. Only player with more sacks (19.5) and FF's (8) also popped a piss test trying to hide a cycle. That kind of production while consistently losing/playing from behind isn't easy either.
 
# 19 The JareBear @ 07/26/14 02:27 PM
I haven't watched Quinn enough to see how he plays against the run but as a pass rusher he is definitely elite. I wonder what his rating is if your system is a run stopping DE, probably drops a little
 
# 20 Gman 18 @ 07/26/14 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by friscob
19 sacks, 7 ff's, 2 fr's, 1 td, all in the best division in football. Only player with more sacks (19.5) and FF's (8) also popped a piss test trying to hide a cycle. That kind of production while consistently losing/playing from behind isn't easy either.

What you are saying is all true, but this was his first season of truly being dominant, and i believe that in order for ANY player in madden to be rated that high, they should consistently be dominant on a year-to-year basis, like Drew Brees and Larry Fitzgerald for example. Quinn should be rated 93 or 94 at most, in my opinion.


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