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EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 outside linebackers in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Von Miller (Overall 99)
  • Justin Houston (Overall 97)
  • Khalil Mack (Overall 94)
  • Pernell McPhee (Overall 92)
  • Dont'a Hightower (Overall 90)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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# 1 Mauer4MVP @ 07/28/16 12:15 PM
Curious where Anthony Barr is. Imo, he's a 90 when healthy.
 
# 2 underdog13 @ 07/28/16 12:27 PM
Hey hey! Bears player made the top 5

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# 3 thudias @ 07/28/16 12:50 PM
Donte play mostly inside.. weird they have him as an OLB
 
# 4 Blazzen @ 07/28/16 12:56 PM
Where's Thomas Davis? Pro Bowl starter last year right?
 
# 5 Dcooks @ 07/28/16 01:00 PM
No disrespect to Von Miller cause he is a great player, but Khalil Mack is a better overall outside backer. He is stronger, had more sacks, and is much better in stopping the run. Von been doing it for a while so I understand, but 99 is for players that have no weaknesses i.e JJ Watt, Gronk, Cam, Brady, A rodg (with Jordy nelson). I think the ratings should've been like this at worse
1. Khalil Mack 98 (first team all pro in two positions on the raiders D cmon now)
2.Von Miller 97 (out of respect, and playing big in superbowl, could be a lil lower but he has my respect, also he is pretty good in coverage)
3.Justin Houston 96 (a beast, at his best is better than Von, since he is great against the run)
4. Thomas Davis 93 (a anchor for one of the best defenses the past couple years.)
5.Jamie Collins 91 (great overall player)

Hightower I thought was a ILB, and McPhee I don't watch enough to rate honestly.
 
# 6 manEATgod @ 07/28/16 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by underdog13
Hey hey! Bears player made the top 5

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Ahem! An ex-Raven made the top 5. J/k I'm just still sore we had to let him walk. He was our best interior pass rusher.
 
# 7 solmon @ 07/28/16 01:18 PM
I'm good with it...thought Mack might be 95-96 OVR and Von 98.
 
# 8 Geodude @ 07/28/16 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Blazzen
Where's Thomas Davis? Pro Bowl starter last year right?
There is always a bias towards pass rush 3-4 OLBs instead of the tackling 4-3 WLB and SLBs. They generate sacks and change games more often therefore get rated higher.
 
# 9 jwing7 @ 07/28/16 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dcooks
No disrespect to Von Miller cause he is a great player, but Khalil Mack is a better overall outside backer. He is stronger, had more sacks, and is much better in stopping the run. Von been doing it for a while so I understand, but 99 is for players that have no weaknesses i.e JJ Watt, Gronk, Cam, Brady, A rodg (with Jordy nelson). I think the ratings should've been like this at worse
1. Khalil Mack 98 (first team all pro in two positions on the raiders D cmon now)
2.Von Miller 97 (out of respect, and playing big in superbowl, could be a lil lower but he has my respect, also he is pretty good in coverage)
3.Justin Houston 96 (a beast, at his best is better than Von, since he is great against the run)
4. Thomas Davis 93 (a anchor for one of the best defenses the past couple years.)
5.Jamie Collins 91 (great overall player)

Hightower I thought was a ILB, and McPhee I don't watch enough to rate honestly.
Mack is a great player but I have no problem with Von being ahead of him. I don't understand your thinking on being "much better at stopping the run." That has been one of his strong suits since entering the league. Not sure why you are selling this as a weak part of his game. Plus Von can adequately cover when called upon.
 
# 10 Dcooks @ 07/28/16 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jwing7
Mack is a great player but I have no problem with Von being ahead of him. I don't understand your thinking on being "much better at stopping the run." That has been one of his strong suits since entering the league. Not sure why you are selling this as a weak part of his game. Plus Von can adequately cover when called upon.
Im not saying he sucks against the run. Im saying Khalil is better. Khalil was one tackle ahead and 2 sacks behind JJ watt last year with 77 and 15 sacks. Von had 35 with 11 sacks. For a dude that's 5 points better overall. I don't see how that is the case. He is on a much better defense so if anything his numbers should be better.
 
# 11 Dcooks @ 07/28/16 01:36 PM
Its telling that the players ranked Khalil above Von on the top 100 also. I like Von, but when talking overall ratings. The game is more than rushing the passer and occasionally dropping into coverage.
 
# 12 Godgers12 @ 07/28/16 01:38 PM
Pernell McPhee, better than Clay? LMAO yeah ok.
 
# 13 SamDezzy43 @ 07/28/16 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Godgers12
Pernell McPhee, better than Clay? LMAO yeah ok.

Isn't Clay an ILB now? Plus he has been slowly declining
 
# 14 Yazan Gable @ 07/28/16 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Godgers12
Pernell McPhee, better than Clay? LMAO yeah ok.
Yeah, that great inner linebacker Clay Matthews should totally be on this list.
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Originally Posted by Dcooks
Its telling that the players ranked Khalil above Von on the top 100 also. I like Von, but when talking overall ratings. The game is more than rushing the passer and occasionally dropping into coverage.
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Originally Posted by Yazan Gable
Lord knows those players are very reliable and knowledgeable about year-end ranking of players, having put Adrian Peterson as one of the top 100 best players in 2014 despite not actually playing a single down in 2014 and Andrew Luck being in the Top 100 list this past year despite playing limited games and badly for most of them with injury.
 
# 15 Dcooks @ 07/28/16 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Yazan Gable
Yeah, that great inner linebacker Clay Matthews should totally be on this list.
The list isn't for the past year only. Its going forward. Its the best players entering the next season. Hence why the retired players are not on the list...
 
# 16 The JareBear @ 07/28/16 02:02 PM
I'm not saying I agree or disagree but I think what Von did in the playoffs probably helped him keep his top spot.

There's a little more to it than just overall sacks. I'm not trying to be "that guy" but not all stat lines are created equal. I also couldn't disagree more with "numbers should be better because he's on a better team." I think there are numerous examples in the league where that logic gets destroyed.

If anything, other players like Ware, Wolfe, and Jackson (Wolfe and Malik got paid) have better numbers because of Von. We have two young guys (Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray) who are explosive pass rushers as well. A lot of that is the Von effect. Definitely helps our secondary too

I think there's a lot of things you gotta look at, not just one regular seasons sack total.

No matter what I say I'm probably gonna come off as a homer, and I probably am a homer, so I admit that.
 
# 17 Yazan Gable @ 07/28/16 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dcooks
The list isn't for the past year only. Its going forward. Its the best players entering the next season. Hence why the retired players are not on the list...
And we have this plethora of 2015 Clay Matthews outside linebacker footage to tell us that he's going to be a top 5 outside linebacker.
 
# 18 manEATgod @ 07/28/16 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Dcooks
McPhee I don't watch enough to rate honestly.
McPhee plays OLB, DE, and DT. At least he did for us in Baltimore. He deserves to be on this list without a doubt. He's much stronger than the rest of these guys but still has great pass rushing moves.
 
# 19 The JareBear @ 07/28/16 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by manEATgod
McPhee plays OLB, DE, and DT. At least he did for us in Baltimore. He deserves to be on this list without a doubt. He's much stronger than the rest of these guys but still has great pass rushing moves.
I agree, he's a great player and I'm glad he got respect
 
# 20 Mauer4MVP @ 07/28/16 02:21 PM
Clay was good when he was healthy. He was flat out invisible for way too many games last year and I honestly think his best days are behind him.

He went two games without a tackle. That shouldn't be possible for a top 5 linebacker.
 

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