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

Von Miller - 96 Overall
Aldon Smith - 96 Overall
Justin Houston - 93 Overall
Lavonte David - 93 Overall
Robert Mathis - 93 Overall

The top cornerbacks were scheduled for today, not sure if they will be releasing later this evening or on another day.

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

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# 1 Cowboy008 @ 07/29/14 05:59 PM
I don't have a problem with the top 5. Screens like good like usual. So does everything get pushed back a day since they split up releasing the linebackers?
 
# 2 The JareBear @ 07/29/14 06:06 PM
It is not that I have problem with Von being the top guy (or tied, rather) but I am not sure I see consistency. Some guys at some positions take hits for an off year, others don't.
 
# 3 Madwolf @ 07/29/14 06:12 PM
I love Robert Mathis, but is really a Top 5 OLB?
 
# 4 friscob @ 07/29/14 06:14 PM
Id personally take aldon over Von any day of the week.

That Justin Houston shot looks amazing. Lavonte looks like a robot though lol
 
# 5 The JareBear @ 07/29/14 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Madwolf
I love Robert Mathis, but is really a Top 5 OLB?
Seems to be a heavy emphasis on pass rushers, ratings wise.

Scheme wise I am sure that rating would change if you run a 4-3 with tradition personnel (in which case he would be an end, not an OLB, but still)
 
# 6 michiganfan8620 @ 07/29/14 06:18 PM
The thing with Von is, he has such great physical talents (speed, acceleration) that it's tough to lower his rating. He had a off year, but he had to deal with the suspension and injury. He should be back to form.
 
# 7 The JareBear @ 07/29/14 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by michiganfan8620
The thing with Von is, he has such great physical talents (speed, acceleration) that it's tough to lower his rating. He had a off year, but he had to deal with the suspension and injury. He should be back to form.
Definitely not gonna argue, I agree. I just don't understand what warrants one off-year being "less of an off year" than another off year in the Moore's eyes, strictly from a ratings adjustment standpoint. Not even just in this case, but with all the ratings released so far.
 
# 8 pigsooie3 @ 07/29/14 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by The JareBear
It is not that I have problem with Von being the top guy (or tied, rather) but I am not sure I see consistency. Some guys at some positions take hits for an off year, others don't.
I agree. Like Julio Jones, who when healthy, is definitely a top 5 wr in the NFL. Some guys they went off of reputation (Andre Johnson) and other guys they went of last years stats/success (Russell Wilson). There is no consistency but overall I haven't been too upset with what I've seen.
 
# 9 TheBleedingRed21 @ 07/29/14 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Madwolf
I love Robert Mathis, but is really a Top 5 OLB?
After the year he had last season, I do not see how you could say he's not?

19.5 sacks on a struggling defense, unlike teams with 2+ great rushers, he gets focused by blocks and still was able to be very dominant.
 
# 10 friscob @ 07/29/14 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Madwolf
I love Robert Mathis, but is really a Top 5 OLB?
He played lights out last year. That positive test taints it a little.

Guys like Jamie Collins, Deandre Levy, Clay Matthews, Orakpo, Hightower, etc shouldn't be far behind him though
 
# 11 friscob @ 07/29/14 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBleedingRed21
After the year he had last season, I do not see how you could say he's not?

19.5 sacks on a struggling defense, unlike teams with 2+ great rushers, he gets focused by blocks and still was able to be very dominant.
8 FF's and basically single handedly stopped the Broncos O
 
# 12 The JareBear @ 07/29/14 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by friscob
8 FF's and basically single handedly stopped the Broncos O
Thanks for bringing up bad memories, bro.

Nah, joking. That was a fun game though.

Mathis did play lights out last year, for sure.
 
# 13 friscob @ 07/29/14 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by The JareBear
Thanks for bringing up bad memories, bro.

Nah, joking. That was a fun game though.

Mathis did play lights out last year, for sure.
My bad man, at least i didn't bring up the Super........ Lol. Got my tickets for the Rams game in STL, can't wait to see how we stack up.
 
# 14 reverend_heat @ 07/29/14 06:27 PM
Seems odd that in almost every group of these screens there are players with pics taken facing away from camera, deliberate because they don't have a face scan? Also, SF's helmet is no where near that reflective in real life, much more opaque in actuality.
 
# 15 GarrisonGrant @ 07/29/14 06:41 PM
This makes me a feel a lot less irritated about them leaving Von, Aldon, (Hardy) and Mathis off the Top DEs.
 
# 16 CM Hooe @ 07/29/14 06:55 PM
No Claymaker? I has a sad.
 
# 17 hanzsomehanz @ 07/29/14 07:10 PM
This is where we need to differentiate skillset at position.

3-4 DE and 3-4 OLB deserve their own category ranking.

I would not go as far as saying Nickel CB and Slot Recivers should be in separate rankings but the aforementioned positions should be ranked in a separate pile.

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# 18 hanzsomehanz @ 07/29/14 07:13 PM
Vontaze Burfict deserves a 95+ OVR in his own right.

I would rate Mathis higher too were it not for him testing positive to PED's

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# 19 jmurphy31 @ 07/29/14 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by friscob
He played lights out last year. That positive test taints it a little.

Guys like Jamie Collins, Deandre Levy, Clay Matthews, Orakpo, Hightower, etc shouldn't be far behind him though
Collins has a ton of upside but he really only played the last part of the year. I can't wait to see what he does this year. He's a three down player.

He needs to build off last year this season before he is even considered in the top 10.
 
# 20 jmurphy31 @ 07/29/14 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pigsooie3
I agree. Like Julio Jones, who when healthy, is definitely a top 5 wr in the NFL. Some guys they went off of reputation (Andre Johnson) and other guys they went of last years stats/success (Russell Wilson). There is no consistency but overall I haven't been too upset with what I've seen.
The ratings are subjective even though Donny says there based off stats. He rates Brady lower due to a down year statistically, but Mayo had a down year due to injury and he stays in the top 5.

It also seems some guys are being penalized for suspensions and others aren't.
 

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