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Madden NFL 25 - Top 5 Linebackers

Published 10 months, 3 weeks ago by ZFarls & SGibs

Linebackers have many jobs on the football field, and the more a certain player can do the more valuable he will be to his team! Certain teams like to use four LBs on the field at once, while others like to go with three. In a three linemen/four linebacker scheme, a player who lines up on the outside must be able to rush the passer off the edge. The players in the middle of this scheme must be quick and able to shed any linemen who try to block them. With a four linemen/three linebacker scheme, the LBs must be solid in coverage against TEs and HBs out of the backfield, while the MLB must work the whole field and make tackles. A truly great LB will also be able to stay in the game in nickel and dime packages when the opponent is throwing the ball, even though most of his position mates will be taken out of the game. With all the different styles and positions of LB, make sure you are maximizing your players’ ratings and putting them in a position for success!

EA SPORTS’ TOP 5 LBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD POW TAK PUR
5 Jerod Mayo Patriots 94 85 91 96 98
4 Aldon Smith 49ers 95 84 90 90 97
3 Clay Matthews Packers 95 86 95 90 97
2 Von Miller Broncos 97 88 89 95 99
1 Patrick Willis 49ers 97 90 98 96 93


PRIMA’S TOP 5 LBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD POW TAK PUR
5 Navorro Bowman 49ers 93 83 91 99 97
4 Lamarr Woodley Steelers 89 82 90 90 93
3 Von Miller Broncos 97 88 89 95 99
2 Clay Matthews Packers 95 86 95 90 97
1 Patrick Willis 49ers 97 90 98 96 93

LB

VON MILLER IS A FORCE WHILE RUSHING THE PASSER.

TOP 5 ROOKIE LBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD POW TAK PUR
5 Vontaze Burfict Bengals 77 74 95 89 85
4 Zaviar Gooden Titans 65 90 87 69 74
3 Alec Ogletree Rams 77 83 89 79 93
2 Corey Lemonier 49ers 68 85 90 74 87
1 Barkevious Mingo Browns 76 87 78 80 91


TOP 5 SLEEPER LBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD POW TAK PUR
5 Bruce Carter Cowboys 81 88 90 86 89
4 Thomas Davis Panthers 79 84 91 77 88
3 Thomas Howard Free Agent 82 87 77 79 91
2 Joe Mays Broncos 79 78 98 97 87
1 Manny Lawson Bills 82 88 73 77 94

LB

JOE MAYS IS A SOLID LB WHO CAN REALLY LAY SOME BIG HITS THIS SEASON.

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