NFL training camps are just about to begin and EA has officially kicked off its Madden NFL 23 ratings week as a result. Now that player ratings are finally getting revealed, football fans are eager to see where their favorite players land in the pecking order. With the most recent position group highlighted being the outside linebackers.
Here are all of the outside linebacker ratings in Madden NFL 23.
Madden NFL 23: All Outside Linebacker Ratings Revealed
Outside linebackers are relied on to be incredibly athletic and versatile. Since they must not only be able to defend against passes in both zone and man-to-man coverage, but they also need to provide assistance in run defense as well. Being that they carry such a great amount of responsibility and need to cover a wide area of the field, you will need to be careful which players you position at ROLB and LOLB in Madden NFL 23.
Without further ado, here are the top 40 outside linebackers in Madden NFL 23:
Top 40 Outside Linebackers
- T.J. Watt (96), Pittsburgh Steelers
- Khalil Mack (92), Los Angeles Chargers
- Joey Bosa (91), Los Angeles Chargers
- Chandler Jones (90), Las Vegas Raiders
- Darius Leonard (90), Indianapolis Colts
- Rashan Gary (89), Green Bay Packers
- Roquan Smith (89), Chicago Bears
- Danielle Hunter (88), Minnesota Vikings
- Micah Parsons (88), Dallas Cowboys
- Shaquil Barrett (88), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Matthew Judon (87), New England Patriots
- Maxx Crosby (87), Las Vegas Raiders
- Za’Darius Smith (86), Minnesota Vikings
- Josh Allen (85), Jacksonville Jaguars
- Melvin Ingram (84), Miami Dolphins
- Shaq Thompson (84), Carolina Panthers
- Harold Landry III (83), Tennessee Titans
- Logan Wilson (83), Cincinnati Bengals
- Haason Reddick (82), Philadelphia Eagles
- Preston Smith (82), Green Bay Packers
- Matt Milano (81), Buffalo Bills
- Randy Gregory (81), Denver Nuggets
- Leonard Floyd (80), Los Angeles Rams
- Cole Holcomb (79), Washington Commanders
- Justin Houston (79), Baltimore Ravens
- Kyzir White (79), Philadelphia Eagles
- Bradley Chubb (78), Denver Broncos
- Dre Greenlaw (78), San Francisco 49ers
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (78), Cleveland Browns
- Kyle Van Noy (78), Los Angeles Chargers
- Markus Golden (78), Arizona Cardinals
- Odafe Oweh (78), Baltimore Ravens
- Aidan Hutchinson (77), Detroit Lions
- Andrew Van Ginkel (77), Miami Dolphins
- Tyus Bowser (77), Baltimore Ravens
- Charles Harris (76), Detroit Lions
- Jaelan Phillips (76), Miami Dolphins
- Pete Werner (76), New Orleans Saints
- Romeo Okwara (76), Detroit Lions
- Travon Walker (76), Jacksonville Jaguars
My initial impressions of the Madden NFL 23 outside linebacker ratings is that EA totally whiffed, yet again. Somehow the 2021 Pro Bowler and second team All-Pro recipient, Maxx Crosby, is rated lower than Danielle Hunter and Matthew Judon. Neither of which made the Pro Bowl or an All-Pro team. While Micah Parsons, the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year candidate, barely cracked the top ten.
Then there’s the rookies, who we’re actually rated fairly well considering how harsh EA was with some other position groups. However, I still find it hard to believe that the best player in the draft (Aidan Hutchinson), is rated lower than players like Kyle Van Noy, and Justin Houston. Each of which are over 30 years old and have jumped around between various teams over the last few years. Also, Kayvon Thibodeux, who was widely regarded as the second-best player in the 2022 NFL Draft, is a measly 75.
That’s everything you need to know about the latest Madden NFL 23 ratings reveal highlighting the best outside linebackers in the game. Before you go, be sure to check out some of our other Madden content here at Gamer Journalist. Like how to use FieldSENSE in Madden 23 or all changes to Franchise Mode in Madden 23.