The Madden series always seems to focus on certain positions each year and Madden 16 has given the most attention to the defensive back position, specifically the cornerback.
There has been nobody that talks trash in the NFL more than Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, but he certainly backs it up with talent. Ranking with multiple stats at 99 and a 97 OVR rating, Sherman is the leader of the Legion of Boom.
Darelle Revis left the Jets for a few years, but now is returning and will be back to dominating once again. Manning Revis Island in the secondary, opposing quarterbacks must beware this defender that is tied with Sherman’s 97 OVR.
Andrew Luck is the star of the Colts and he is certainly glad he won’t have to face his teammate Vontae Davis on the opposite side of the ball. Davis is a master of the Press and is excellent in both Zone and Man Coverage.
Chris Harris Jr. definitely entered last year with lower expectations after an ACL injury, but he is going to be one heck of a player in Madden 16 with incredible Play Recognition, and both Man and Zone Coverage.
The Chiefs saw a dramatic increase in their passing defense last season and Sean Smith was a key part of that. With excellent Play Recognition and coverage skills, Smith should help the Chiefs to stay near the top of the league once again defensively.
EA Sports has also broken down further just why these five players are the best at the cornerback position, which you can see below.
Sherman is the best corner in the game, and his Madden NFL 16 stats back that up. He brings 92 Man Coverage, 99 Zone Coverage, 87 SPD/99 PREC/99 PRS, and best among CBs 85 CTH/98 JMP.
Revis returns to the Jets after winning a Super Bowl title with their most-hated rivals. His coverage skills are 99 MCV/94 ZCV, and he adds 88 SPD/95 PRC/87 PRS. Beware of Revis Island.
Davis is a shutdown corner with 97 Man Coverage, 94 Zone Coverage, and 98 Press. He also shines in run support, with 88 Speed and 88 Play Recognition.
Harris Jr. made his first Pro Bowl last year after coming off an ACL injury. He starts Madden NFL 16 with 89 Speed, 95 Play Recognition, 98 Man Coverage, 97 Zone Coverage, and 78 Press.
Smith was instrumental in improving the Chiefs’ passing defense from 25th to 2nd last season. He has 86 Speed, 94 Play Recognition, and 93 MCV/95 ZCV/97 PRS.