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Madden NFL 21 Player Ratings - Top 10 Cornerbacks & Safeties

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Madden NFL 21 Player Ratings - Top 10 Cornerbacks & Safeties

ESPN has revealed the top 10 cornerbacks and safeties in Madden NFL 21, based off of overall rating.

Top 10 Cornerbacks

  • Stephon Gilmore (Overall 99)
  • Jalen Ramsey (Overall 94)
  • Richard Sherman (Overall 92)
  • Jaire Alexander (Overall 90)
  • Tre’Davious White (Overall 90)
  • Marlon Humphrey (Overall 89)
  • Casey Hayward Jr. (Overall 89)
  • Byron Jones (Overall 88)
  • Darius Slay Jr. (Overall 88)
  • Patrick Peterson (Overall 88)

Top 10 Safeties

  • Harrison Smith (Overall 95)
  • Tyrann Mathieu (Overall 93)
  • Jamal Adams (Overall 92)
  • Devin McCourty (Overall 92)
  • Kevin Byard (Overall 91)
  • Justin Simmons (Overall 90)
  • Derwin James Jr. (Overall 89)
  • Eddie Jackson (Overall 89)
  • Micah Hyde (Overall 88)
  • Earl Thomas III (Overall 88)

As always, have fun discussing how much you love them.

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  1. PhillyPhanatic14
    This is where the 99 Club looks foolish. A 9 point divide between Gilmore and Tre White is a bit of a joke.

    It’s literally just a popularity/name recognition contest
    Between the replies on Twitter and comments from non-Bills fans, I do feel good knowing that the larger NFL fan base feels a similar way to me regarding Tre White.
    Just to add another layer to this, ESPN has been releasing a top 10 list of players by position according to 50+ league executives, scouts, coaches, etc.
    The CB list came out today. The top 10 is as follows:
    1. Gilmore
    2. Ramsey
    3. Tre White
    4. Slay
    5. Lattimore
    6. Humphrey
    7. Patrick Peterson
    8. Marcus Peters
    9. Xavien Howard
    10. Byron Jones
    Statistically Tre is top 2. First team all pro with Gilmore this last year so PFWA voted him top 2. League executives and coaches voted him top 3. NFL fan base thinks he is top 3. So it seems like Madden is the only one that doesn't come to the same conclusion.
    I swear I'll never understand why Jaire Alexander is rated that highly. Dude was even an Xfactor last year when he isn't even a top 10 CB imo
    brettmickey
    Between the replies on Twitter and comments from non-Bills fans, I do feel good knowing that the larger NFL fan base feels a similar way to me regarding Tre White.
    Just to add another layer to this, ESPN has been releasing a top 10 list of players by position according to 50+ league executives, scouts, coaches, etc.
    The CB list came out today. The top 10 is as follows:
    1. Gilmore
    2. Ramsey
    3. Tre White
    4. Slay
    5. Lattimore
    6. Humphrey
    7. Patrick Peterson
    8. Marcus Peters
    9. Xavien Howard
    10. Byron Jones
    Statistically Tre is top 2. First team all pro with Gilmore this last year so PFWA voted him top 2. League executives and coaches voted him top 3. NFL fan base thinks he is top 3. So it seems like Madden is the only one that doesn't come to the same conclusion.

    Small market.
    Where he on the cowboys then he would be up there.
    Just look at byron jones.
    Leaves the cowboys and suddenly lost some of his talent.
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    SolidSquid
    It’s literally just a popularity/name recognition contest

    Absolutely. Marshawn Lynch had an ineffectual final season in Oakland, retired, and spent his time retired showing up all over the place clearly high as balls. When he unretired to join Seattle, they actually increased his OVR.
    Who the hell is doing these ratings?
    You have TJ Watt who was a defensive MVP candidate (should of won it) and he's an 86? 
    You have Minkah who almost single handed changed the steelers defense from mediocre to elite and he's an 87? 
    Just another iteration of EA is a joke narrative. 
    2020 and gamers still arguing about OVR’s who’s main functionality in the game is 1) Depth Charts 2) Player Contracts?
    So much of these front end rosters are inflated by high AWR rating additionally.
    I’d rather we discuss who are the best at...
    1) Man Coverage
    2) Zone Coverage
    3) Press
    4) Run/Screen Support
    What this does is establish templates for how generated draft classes should be scaled to because yes the ratings scale has been stretched, but there still is no purpose for how players are generated in Franchise as it relates to Archetypes and general football skill sets.
    The current ratings model has basically all players crossing over into multiple skill sets which kills Schemes, Archetypes and Team Building in general.
    Tell me what their positional ratings are and in relation to how Madden uses those positional ratings during gameplay, should players said rating(s) be increased/decreased?
    tru11
    Small market.
    Where he on the cowboys then he would be up there.
    Just look at byron jones.
    Leaves the cowboys and suddenly lost some of his talent.

    For whatever it's worth, Pro Football Focus had Byron Jones as the 17th-ranked cornerback in 2019, as opposed to 7th-ranked in 2018.
    Say what you will about PFF - I certainly have some issues with it - but we do know their grading is a factor in how Madden authors player ratings.
    CM Hooe
    For whatever it's worth, Pro Football Focus had Byron Jones as the 17th-ranked cornerback in 2019, as opposed to 7th-ranked in 2018.
    Say what you will about PFF - I certainly have some issues with it - but we do know their grading is a factor in how Madden authors player ratings.

    Its telling that the 7th ranked cb was an xfactor while higher ranked cbs where not.
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    PFF is really good at grading a lot of positions but DBs are arguably where their methodology is the worst by far.
    Gilmore deserves top spot by a meaningful margin, however. The past 2 years he's been the best CB alive and not super close.
    Yes Tre White had a great year and deserves top 3 CB recognition, but what Gilmore has been doing is another level.

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