The wait for Madden 16 is almost over, with less than four weeks until its release on August 25. The last few days have seen the release of details of the top players at a few defensive positions and now it is the interior linemen’s turn, which happen to feature two from the same team.
Ndamukong Suh has been with the Lions since his rookie season, but this off season saw a move way south to Miami. Definitely deserving of the rating based on the monster contract he signed, Suh’s 98 Strength and 97 Power Move will make offensive linemen cry at the prospect of facing off against him.
While Suh has changed teams, the #2 player has been a Buc since he first entered the league. Gerald McCoy is nasty on the inside of the line, which is helped by his incredible 98 Power Move ratings.
Our next two players on the list happen to be members of the Bills, which is going to be even better under the tutelage of new coach Rex Ryan, who is a defensive guru. Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams are a tandem that you don’t want to face as an offense, with Dareus being one of the best tacklers at the position and Williams’ Play Recognition is fantastic.
The last one on the list is the youngest of the bunch, who won the Defensive Rookie of the Year award last season. Rams DT Aaron Donald is a dominating force on the defensive line and is the fastest defensive tackle in the entire game. In addition, they also revealed that Lions DT Haloti Ngata shares a 92 OVR with Donald.
As always, EA Sports have provided more detailed breakdowns of each of these five, which you can see below.
Suh’s $114 million contract with the Dolphins is the largest ever given to a defensive player, and he should make an instant impact in Miami. His 98 Strength is best among all defensive tackles, and he also brings 97 PWM/95 POW/95 PUR/92 BKS.
McCoy is the centerpiece of the Bucs defense, and one of the top pass rushers in the NFL. His 98 Power Move is the best among DTs, and he also has 92 STR/89 TAK/87 BKS/93 PUR.
Dareus and the rest of the Bills’ excellent defensive line should thrive under new head coach Rex Ryan. Marcell is one of the best-tackling DT’s with 95 Tackle, and he also brings 94 STR/92 PWM/94 BKS.
Buffalo’s defense led the league in sacks and ranked high in every category. Williams still shines with great stats across the board like 90 STR/88 TAK/91 BKS/87 PUR and excellent 94 Play Recognition.
The reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year should be even better in year two. His Madden NFL 16 ratings include 93 Strength, 90 TAK/92 PWM/90 PUR with a DT-best 82 Speed.