Madden 19: Comparing the best and worst defensive players at each position

Following the release of Madden 19, I have looked at how the best and worst offensive players at each position stack up against each other. Now, it is time to look at how the best and worst players at each defensive position in Madden 19 compare to each other. For this comparison, I used the game’s day one roster.

Left End

LE

Player Khalil Mack (98) JJ Watt (98) Claudy Mathieu (60) Kendal Vickers (60)
Speed 87 78 75 72
Strength 89 97 79 72
Agility 88 77 67 65
Acceleration 89 83 81 84
Awareness 95 97 43 50
Jumping 94 87 75 74
Tackle 92 93 78 76
Hit Power 86 87 74 77
Power Moves 93 92 69 68
Finesse Moves 88 86 64 64
Block Shedding 92 93 74 71
Pursuit 93 93 74 78
Play Recognition 95 97 43 50
Impact Blocking 88 94 80 73

Right End

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Player Aaron Donald (99) Tyrell Chavis (60) Dee Liner (60)
Speed 83 62 68
Strength 97 70 81
Agility 82 59 48
Acceleration 90 76 81
Awareness 99 55 50
Jumping 76 63 64
Tackle 93 80 79
Hit Power 76 80 68
Power Moves 98 68 70
Finesse Moves 92 73 52
Block Shedding 88 72 69
Pursuit 89 75 75
Play Recognition 99 55 50
Impact Blocking 93 78 79

Defensive Tackle

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Player Damon Harrison Sr. (95) Parker Cothren (58)
Speed 62 72
Strength 93 80
Agility 64 54
Acceleration 76 81
Awareness 95 45
Jumping 73 71
Tackle 94 75
Hit Power 77 73
Power Moves 82 68
Finesse Moves 70 50
Block Shedding 96 68
Pursuit 92 73
Play Recognition 95 45
Impact Blocking 95 80

Left Outside Linebacker

LOLB

Player Von Miller (99) Vontarrius Dora (60) Emmanuel Smith (60)
Speed 87 72 84
Strength 84 76 66
Agility 90 74 84
Acceleration 90 83 91
Awareness 99 55 50
Catching 47 45 43
Jumping 80 77 85
Tackle 94 78 75
Hit Power 89 74 76
Power Moves 89 68 51
Finesse Moves 95 64 58
Block Shedding 95 71 67
Pursuit 98 73 74
Play Recognition 99 55 50
Man Coverage 53 35 51
Zone Coverage 63 45 60
Press Coverage 62 30 31
Impact Blocking 89 75 75

Middle Linebacker

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Player Luke Kuechly (99) Ben Niemann (58) Nick DeLuca (58)
Speed 86 81 77
Strength 83 64 65
Agility 83 82 79
Acceleration 89 84 87
Awareness 99 48 51
Catching 80 47 49
Jumping 90 81 79
Tackle 98 79 79
Hit Power 93 75 85
Power Moves 65 51 59
Finesse Moves 56 57 53
Block Shedding 90 70 67
Pursuit 97 79 75
Play Recognition 99 48 51
Man Coverage 79 49 54
Zone Coverage 88 58 59
Press Coverage 54 31 40
Impact Blocking 91 74 67

Right Outside Linebacker

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Player Sean Lee (96) Joel Lanning (61) Emmanuel Ellerbee (61) Cayson Collins (61)
Speed 83 81 84 79
Strength 76 79 69 70
Agility 81 81 75 70
Acceleration 88 81 87 82
Awareness 97 52 50 50
Catching 77 57 47 45
Jumping 75 80 95 80
Tackle 97 76 75 78
Hit Power 83 75 81 73
Power Moves 61 51 52 53
Finesse Moves 52 58 57 59
Block Shedding 87 67 69 67
Pursuit 97 76 75 79
Play Recognition 97 52 50 50
Man Coverage 72 47 50 52
Zone Coverage 81 56 57 60
Press Coverage 53 35 30 38
Impact Blocking 89 76 73 69

Cornerback

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Player Jalen Ramsey (97) Antwuan Davis (60) D’Montre Wade (60) Henre’ Toliver (60) Chris Jones (60)
Speed 93 88 87 85 87
Strength 69 75 56 44 54
Agility 89 83 80 82 83
Acceleration 94 88 88 87 87
Awareness 97 50 46 52 50
Catching 71 54 68 56 55
Jumping 93 79 87 79 83
Tackle 72 56 47 50 49
Hit Power 81 54 49 47 45
Block Shedding 50 47 48 46 45
Pursuit 76 70 68 71 67
Play Recognition 97 50 46 52 50
Man Coverage 96 68 68 68 70
Zone Coverage 93 66 72 71 68
Press Coverage 98 67 71 66 67

Free Safety

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Player Harrison Smith (97) Raven Greene (60) Jeremy Reaves (60) Jameill Showers (60)
Speed 87 89 84 84
Strength 73 54 60 66
Agility 87 80 82 79
Acceleration 91 90 88 87
Awareness 96 48 47 52
Catching 82 63 58 60
Jumping 85 82 76 88
Tackle 81 65 64 59
Hit Power 92 72 86 63
Block Shedding 73 52 50 58
Pursuit 93 73 73 71
Play Recognition 96 48 47 52
Man Coverage 82 59 68 58
Zone Coverage 95 66 66 69
Press Coverage 79 61 72 62

Strong Safety

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Player Eric Berry (97) Damon Webb II (59)
Speed 90 85
Strength 68 60
Agility 89 81
Acceleration 90 88
Awareness 93 50
Catching 79 61
Jumping 93 80
Tackle 79 66
Hit Power 86 70
Block Shedding 65 57
Pursuit 85 76
Play Recognition 93 50
Man Coverage 91 58
Zone Coverage 95 64
Press Coverage 87 63

Punter

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Player Johnny Hekker (86) Will Monday (67)
Kick Power 97 97
Kick Accuracy 88 74
Awareness 72 67

Sources and Info:

Featured Image: “Sean Lee” by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Used physical disk copy of Madden 19 to get roster information.

All tables and graphs made using Apache OpenOffice Spreadsheet

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