Another day, another list based off of the Madden 15 player ratings. We’ve already covered the announced elite players at the QB, RB, FB, WR, TE, O-Line, DT, DE and middle linebacker positions, and recently EA Sports has released the Top 5 players at the outside linebacker positions. It’s the tightest pack yet, as all players are either at 96 or 93.
What separates the outside and middle linebackers to be positioned the way they are is speed and its relevant stats. Speed, Acceleration, Agility, Pursuit and Play Recognition stats entail finding and getting to the play, which Tackle, Finesse Moves, Power Moves and Block Shedding allow these players to break through and take down the play at the point of contact, or deak around an offensive guard or tackle to get directly to the play.
With that in consideration, here are the top five outside linebackers, according to the Madden 15 player ratings.