EA SPORTS continues their Madden NFL 15 ratings reveal by announcing the Top 5 Free Safeties in the game this year. Here are the Top 5 Free Safeties in Madden NFL 15 along with a new screenshot, their statistics via Pro-Football-Reference from last season and analysis from Madden Ratings Czar Donny Moore:
5) Charles Woodson
2013 Statistics: 1 Interceptions, 3 Passes Defended, 75 Tackles
There is quite a dropoff from the top four safeties in the NFL, but Woodson is still one of the best in Madden NFL 15. His physical skills have eroded a bit (86 SPD/84AGI/86 JMP), but his football smarts and intangibles still keep him ahead of almost everyone else. His 93 AWR (tied with Weddle for position best), 75 Man Coverage, 75 CTH, and 83 Play Rec are the main reasons why.
4) Eric Weddle
2013 Statistics: 2 Interceptions, 11 Passes Defended, 88 Tackles
Eric Weddle gets the job done with a position-best AWR (93), TAK (87), Play Rec (94), and Pursuit (94).
3) Devin McCourty
2013 Statistics: 1 Interceptions, 8 Passes Defended, 58 Tackles
The best part of former CB Devin McCourty’s game is his 90 Man Coverage (top-ranked FS by eight points), 97 Zone Coverage (ranked second), and his physical measurables (93 SPD/93AGI/95ACC).
2) Earl Thomas III
2013 Statistics: 5 Interceptions, 11 Passes Defended, 78 Tackles
ET3 has almost zero weaknesses in his game: 93 SPD/93 AGI/94 Zone Coverage make him good. His 82 Man Coverage (tied for second at FS), 87 Pursuit (ranked third) and 79 TAK (tied for seventh) make him great.
1) Jairus Byrd
2013 Statistics: 4 Interceptions, 6 Passes Defended, 37 Tackles
Byrd is the top-rated player in Madden in terms of Zone Coverage (99). His 81 Catching (best among FS) and 90 Play Rec make him the ultimate ballhawk in Madden NFL 15.
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Make sure you visit GoodGameBro tomorrow to check out the Top 5 Madden NFL 15 ratings for Strong Safeties. While you wait for those ratings to be revealed, check out our previous Madden NFL 15 ratings articles:
- Top Rookies
- Top 5 Quarterbacks
- Top 5 Running Backs
- Top 5 Fullbacks
- Top 5 Wide Receivers
- Top 5 Tight Ends
- Top 5 Offensive Lineman
- Top 5 Defensive Ends
- Top 5 Defensive Tackles
- Top 5 Middle Linebackers
- Top 5 Outside Linebackers
- Top 5 Cornerbacks
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