Who are the best defensive tackles in Madden 21?

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Defensive tackles that can bring the heat to an opposing team’s quarterback and running back are a must-have in football. The same can be said for playing in Madden So who are the best defensive tackles in Madden 21? Let’s go over which players received the highest grades from the Madden team.

Overall Rating

The highest-rated defensive tackle in this year’s game is Eagles DL Fletcher Cox. Cox, who is also the fifth-best pass rusher in Madden 21, received a 96 overall rating. This grade is two points higher than Chiefs DL Chris Jones’ overall rating. Jones, who will start the year at 94 overall, is the second-highest rated defensive tackle in Madden 21.

Here are the top ten defensive tackles in Madden 21, sorted by overall rating:

  1. Fletcher Cox – 96
  2. Chris Jones – 94
  3. Michael Pierce – 91
  4. Grady Jarrett – 90
  5. Kenny Clark – 90
  6. Geno Atkins – 88
  7. DeForest Buckner – 87
  8. Kawann Short – 87
  9. Vita Vea – 87
  10. Brandon Williams – 86

Strength Attribute

If you want to rush the quarterback in Madden 21, you’ll want a nose tackle than push through opposing offensive lineman with brute strength. The best defensive tackles in that category are defensive tackles Linval Joseph (Chargers) and Matthew Ioannidis (Washington). Both Joseph and Ioannidis received 98 strength attribute grades. Buccaneers DL Vita Vea received the third-highest strength attribute (97).

Here are the top ten defensive tackles in Madden 21, sorted by strength:

  1. Linval Joseph – 98
  2. Matthew Ioannidis – 98
  3. Vita Vea – 97
  4. Brandon Williams – 96
  5. Da’Ron Payne – 95
  6. Fletcher Cox – 95
  7. Kenny Clark – 95
  8. Dontari Poe – 94
  9. Maurice Hurst – 94
  10. Star Lotulelei – 94

Block Shedding Attribute

A high block attribute is a strong indicator that a nose tackle can break through an opposing lineman’s blocking with ease. The defensive tackle with the highest grade in the block shedding category is Vikings DL Michael Pierce. Pierce, who is a third-best overall defensive tackle in Madden 21, received a 94 block shedding grade.

Here are the best block shedding defensive tackles in Madden 21:

  1. Michael Pierce – 94
  2. Kenny Clark – 92
  3. Brandon Williams – 91
  4. Kawann Short – 91
  5. Grady Jarrett – 90
  6. Geno Atkins – 89
  7. Linval Joseph – 88
  8. D.J. Reader – 87
  9. Fletcher Cox – 86
  10. DeForest Buckner – 85