EA Sports continues their Madden 16 ratings reveal for the top players by position and today they revealed the Defensive Tackles. The top players are as follows:
1. Ndomakung Suh: 96 Overall – 98 Strength, 97 Power Moves, 95 Hitting Power, 95 Pursuit and 95 Block Shedding. Suh continues to be one of the most well rounded Defensive Tackles in the NFL. He has the size and quickness to be an every down player. Will he continue his production? Or will he let up after signing his HUGE contract with Miami?
2. Gerald McCoy: 95 Overall – 98 Power Moves, 92 Strength, 89 Tackling, 87 Block Shedding and 93 Pursuit. Hands down the best pass rusher of all Defensive Tackles in 2014. McCoy had a great season, even though the talent around him was lacking. The only other Defensive Lineman to have more Quarterback pressures was J.J. Watt. That’s impressive company.
3. Marcell Dareus: 94 Overall – 95 Tackling, 94 Strength, 92 Power Moves, and 94 Block Shedding. One of the best interior run stuffers in the NFL. Dareus will be transitioning into Rex Ryan’s defense, which should see his production improve from 2014.
4. Kyle Williams: 93 Overall – 90 Strength, 88 Tackling, 91 Block Shedding, 87 Pursuit and 94 Play Recognition. Williams is a fantastic pass rusher but also underrated in the running game. Paired with Dareus, this is the best Defensive Tackle tandem in the NFL.
5. Aaron Donald: 92 Overall – 93 Strength, 90 Tackling, 92 Power Moves, 90 Pursuit, and 82 Speed. Donald came into the league riding high off of a fantastic combine performance. He had an even better rookie season. He has the size and an explosive first step to be a huge disruption for opposing offenses.
Honorable Mention –
Haloti Ngata – 92 Overall
Last years top 5 included Ndamukong Suh (97 Overall), Geno Atkins (96 Overall), Gerald McCoy (95 Overall), Kyle Williams (95 Overall) and Jurrell Casey (93 Overall). We had some familiar faces, but a couple new ones as well. McCoy had the best season of all the top players listed, while Suh is still considered by some to be most well rounded. Don’t sleep on Aaron Donald though. The kid is poised to improve on his great 2014 season and very well could receive the top Defensive Tackle honors. One glaring omission in my opinion, was Sheldon Richardson. Quite possibly the star of the vaunted Jets defensive front, Richardson has improved every year since his rookie season.
Stay tuned to TechRaptor as we follow, analyze and dissect the Madden 16 ratings reveals all week. Check out our ratings reveals for Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, Offensive Lineman, Outside Linebackers , Defensive Ends and Middle Linebackers.