Madden 24 Player Ratings: Revealing The Top 10 At Each Position

NFL training camps are expected to begin in the next two weeks throughout the league, which means the Madden NFL 24 season is almost here. EA Sports version of the video game for this year will be released internationally on August 18.

This year’s Madden cover features Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Where does he rank among last year’s cover star Patrick Mahomes and the league’s top quarterbacks in Madden? This week, we’ll be releasing position ratings as well as new material on ESPN.

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Madden 24 Ratings

The top 10 players in five different position groups will be released, as well as a member of the 99-overall club, presumably each morning.

Here’s the release schedule for the position groups this week:

  • Monday, July 17: Wide receivers
  • Tuesday, July 18: Edge rushers
  • Wednesday, July 19: Running backs
  • Thursday, July 20: Cornerbacks
  • Friday, July 21: Quarterbacks
  • Sunday, July 22: Madden 24 Ratings Special on ESPN


Although he is not a member of the 99 Club heading into the season, Jalen Ramsey is the top player at one of the game’s elite positions, a shutdown problem for most receivers. Below him are some familiar faces, as well as some new names that may one day take his place.

Having talented cornerbacks is essential in Madden, and many of these corners are young enough to build an entire defense around.

1. Jalen Ramsey, Miami Dolphins (97 overall): Ramsey is the top corner in the game for the third year in a row, surpassing the 99 Club from Madden ’22 (he was a 98 last season). His popularity, on the other hand, is dwindling. He’s now tied for first in man coverage (97), up from 98 last year, and he’s no longer first in zone coverage (95), down from 99 the previous two seasons. These are still minor accomplishments for Ramsey, who ranks third in catching (81) and play recognition (94).

2. Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers (95 overall): Alexander is second to Ramsey for the second year in a row and is one of the game’s most dynamic corners. His man coverage ranks third (96), zone coverage ranks second (96), and play recognition is first (95), tied with Darius Slay. This comes after he had a career-high five interceptions in 2022, matching his total from his first four seasons combined.

3. Pat Surtain II, Denver Broncos (94 overall): Surtain is one of two young, highly rated rookies to the Top 10 in his second year. Last season, he was a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro after two interceptions and ten passes defensed. His play recognition is tied for third (94), his man coverage is tied for third (96), and his zone coverage is tied for fourth (93).

4. Sauce Gardner, New York Jets (93 overall): Rookies are extremely unlikely to make a Top 10 list. It’s even more difficult for second-year players to do, which speaks to Gardner’s impact as a rookie, when he had two interceptions and 20 passes defended. The Defensive Rookie of the Year is tied for first in man coverage (97) with Ramsey, sixth in zone coverage (92) with Marlon Humphrey, and fifth in play recognition (93).

5. Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens (93 overall): Last season, Humphrey was named to his third Pro Bowl and tied a career best with three interceptions. It enabled him improve from a 90 to a 93 and from eighth to fourth place. Humphrey is tied for fifth in play recognition with Gardner (93), fifth in man coverage (94) and seventh in zone coverage (91) with A.J. Terrell, Trevon Diggs, and James Bradberry.

6. Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles (92 overall): Slay is in the Top 10 for the third year in a row, and while his overall score remained at 92, he slid from a tie for fourth to sixth. Slay is the greatest zone corner in the league (97) and tied for sixth in man coverage with Marshon Lattimore (89), demonstrating his versatility since he was a top man corner early in his career in Detroit. His man and zone coverage both fell one point from last year. He’s tied with Alexander for the best play recognition among corners (95), and he’s tied for sixth in catching (80).

7. Stephon Gilmore, Dallas Cowboys (91 overall): The former 99 Club member has played for four teams in four seasons. This year, he slid from a tie for sixth to seventh place, while his rating remained unchanged at 91. Gilmore is sixth in man coverage (92) and tied for seventh in play recognition (91).

8. Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints (90 overall): Lattimore’s rating and ranking declined one point and two spots from last season after a season in which he only played seven games and had one interception and four passes defended, his first year with fewer than ten passes defended. Lattimore and Slay are tied for sixth in man coverage (89).

9. Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills (90 overall): White dropped from third (and a 93 rating) to eighth (and a 90 rating) this year. Some of that could be due to injuries; he only played in six games last year and 17 total over the prior two seasons, recording two interceptions and 12 passes defended. White ranks eighth in play recognition (91), seventh in man coverage (91) and fourth in zone coverage (93), so a solid start to the season may send his rating skyrocketing.

10. Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns (88 overall): Ward, like White, fell. He was tied for fourth with Slay a year ago and got a 92 rating. He slowed down after recording three interceptions for the second consecutive season. He’s not in the Top 10 in zone or man coverage, so his status in the Top 10 could be jeopardized due to the backlog.

Running Backs

Running backs are making a comeback. The Atlanta Falcons selected Bijan Robinson at No. 8 while the Detroit Lions selected Jahmyr Gibbs at No. 12. Running backs, formerly considered plodders, are now among the most versatile players on the field if their skill set allows.

And in Madden, this may make them a nightmare to play with. However, there is a new name at the top of the Madden ratings, as Nick Chubb has dethroned the monarch, Derrick Henry, for the third year in a row, making it the third year in a row that a different running back has held the top spot.

Madden 24 Ratings
Madden 24 Ratings

1. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (97 overall): Following finishing tied for second with a 96 overall previous season, Chubb now holds the top slot to himself following a 302-carry, 1,525-yard, and 12-touchdown season, all of which were career highs or tied for career highs. Chubb accomplished this while having the greatest break tackle rating in the game (99) and ranking seventh in rushing (96). Both categories have increased by one point from last season.

2. Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers (96 overall): McCaffery is still ranked second after being traded from the Carolina Panthers to San Francisco in October. He leads the league in carrying (98), is second in change of direction (93) and third in juke move (93), reflecting his elusiveness on the field. McCaffrey, who is healthy for the first time since the 2019 season, recorded 1,139 yards and eight rushing touchdowns last season, as well as 85 catches for 741 yards and five touchdowns.

3. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (95 overall): Jacobs dropped out last season after finishing in the Top 10 in Madden ’23. A tremendous 1,653-yard, 12-touchdown season in which he led the NFL in rushing and caught 53 catches for 400 yards propelled him to third place. Jacobs ranks second in break tackles with 97 and eighth in juke moves with 90.

4. Derrick Henry, Titans (94th overall): The King is no longer No. 1, but he remains a formidable Madden (and real-life) force. Henry ranks fourth in break tackles with 94. Last season, Henry had 1,538 yards and 13 touchdowns, his fifth consecutive year with double-digit rushing touchdowns. It was also his third season in a row with more than 1,500 yards rushing. If things go well, don’t be surprised if he gets a significant raise throughout the season.

5. New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley (93rd overall): At the very least, the virtual Barkley will not be required to answer contract questions. He dropped out of the Top 10 in Madden ’23 after being rated No. 7 in Madden ’22, and he’s back this season with a higher rating and an equal position to his standing among running backs in Madden ’21 (he started as a 91 that year). Barkley ranks seventh in speed (93), fifth in direction change (91), seventh in break tackle (91), fifth in carrying (96), and fourth in juke move (92). In other words, he’ll be entertaining to play with.

6. Dalvin Cook, Free Agent (91 overall): The former Minnesota Vikings running back drops from No. 5 last season to No. 91 this year. He’s plummeted for the second year in a row, after finishing 95th overall and fourth in Madden ’22. Cook still leads the league in change of direction (94) and juke move (95), while ranking eighth in break tackle (90). All of this comes on the heels of his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season (1,173 yards, eight touchdowns).

7. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (89 overall): Ekeler improves a point and a number of ratings spots after being tied for ninth last season. Ekeler is tied for fourth in juke moves (92) with Barkley and had his finest rushing year (915 yards, 13 touchdowns) with 722 yards receiving and five touchdowns on a career-high 107 catches.

8. Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts (89th overall): Taylor plummeted from fourth and a 95 rating last year following a poor 2022 season marred by injuries and a career-low 4.5 yards per run (4.5 YPC, 861 yards). If he can regain his form in Indianapolis, he’ll be a strong rebound candidate. The game still remembers him fondly, with the No. 3 speed rating at the position (94, tied with Kenneth Walker III, Kene Nwangwu, and Gibbs), the No. 6 break tackle (92) and the No. 6 juke (91).

9. Tony Pollard of the Dallas Cowboys (88th overall): Without Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, he takes the place of his former teammate in the Top 10 (Elliott was T-9 last year). Last season, Pollard had a career-high 193 carries for 1,007 yards and nine rushing touchdowns, more than his first three seasons combined. Pollard is ranked seventh in speed (93), fifth in carrying (96), and tenth in juke move (89).

10. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (88 overall): Jones drops from eighth to tied for ninth and from 89 to 88 despite gaining a career-high 1,121 yards but only two rushing touchdowns, the fewest of his career. Jones ranks second in juke moves (94) and eighth in break tackles (89) with Tyler Allgeier.

Rushers On The Outside

As the primary defensive position, having a good edge rusher in Madden can change the game and cause havoc for your opponent, just like in real life. With only a couple of new names in the Top 10, the guys rated at the top have all generated trouble for opposing quarterbacks for years.

The difference this year is that there is no 99 Club member at the position as Myles Garrett slid to a still-exceptional 98 overall, where he is now tied for first instead of first.

Madden 24 Ratings
Madden 24 Ratings

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1. Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers (98 overall): Bosa jumps four points from 94 to 98, tying him for the top slot with Garrett following an NFL-best 18.5 sacks last season, his second consecutive with at least 15 sacks. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year leads the league in finesse moves (98) and power moves (94), putting him in a great position and giving him some brotherly bragging rights over Joey Bosa, who will emerge later.

2.Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns, 98th overall): Garrett, the first Browns player to be a member of the 99 Club, is one of the finest in the game and could become a 99 again this season. Garrett recorded a career-high 60 tackles last season and 16 sacks for the second year in a row, giving him double-digit sacks for the sixth time in a row. He’s the top power rusher in the game (98) and fifth in finesse movements (91), which could explain why he didn’t make the 99 Club for the second year in a row.

3. Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (97th overall): It just seems a matter of time before Parsons joins the 99 Club and becomes the best edge rusher in the league. This season, Parsons jumps from an 88 overall (tied for seventh among linebackers) to the No. 3 edge rusher with the second-best finesse rating (95) and a tie for fifth in power moves with Matthew Judon (89). Parsons, a Madden fan, recorded 13.5 sacks last season and at least 13 sacks in each of his first two NFL seasons.

4. Watt (Pittsburgh Steelers, 94th overall): Watt, the Defensive Player of the Year following the 2021 season, fought with injuries throughout 2022, as his output dropped from 22.5 sacks to 5.5 in 10 games. He slipped from a 96 overall to a 94, and his finesse and power ratings dipped slightly as well: his finesse dropped from a 96 to a 94, and his power dropped from an 85 to an 84.

5. Von Miller, Buffalo Bills (94th overall): T-4 Miller, like Watt, had an injury-shortened 2022 season but still managed eight sacks in 12 games. The former 99 Club member is nearing the end of his career, but he is still a nuisance. His rating increased two points from last season’s 92 at the start, but he remained tied for fourth. Miller is fourth in power (90) and third in finesse (94), tied with Watt.

6. Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders (94th overall): T-4. Crosby, the second newcomer to the list, had his finest season of his career with 89 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 22 tackles for loss, earning him a spot in his second Pro Bowl. Crosby has a good rating despite not ranking among the top ten in power or finesse.

7. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers (91 overall): Bosa’s 91 overall ranking remains same from last year, although he drops a spot due to the breakout of Parsons and Crosby last season. Perhaps the Madden raters are betting on a huge year for Bosa, who has played in at least 16 games in every odd-numbered season of his career but hasn’t played in more than 12 games in any even-numbered season, including last year when he played in five games and had 2.5 sacks. Bosa, like Crosby, does not rank in the top ten in either finesse or power.

8. Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles (90 overall): Reddick joined the Eagles last offseason and had his greatest season as a pro, with 16 sacks and five forced fumbles while making his first Pro Bowl. It propelled Reddick into the Top 10, however, like Crosby and Joey Bosa, he lacks power and finesse.

9. DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys (90th overall): T-8. Last year, the veteran made the Pro Bowl and has remained exactly where he was a year ago: Overall rating of 90, equal for sixth among edge rushers. He was tied with Chandler Jones last year and with Reddick this year. Lawrence ranks eighth among edge rushers in finesse moves with 88.

10. Matthew Judon, New England Patriots (89 overall): Judon posted a career-high 15.5 sacks, 28 quarterback hits, and 14 tackles for loss in his second year with the Patriots. He and Parsons are tied for fifth in power moves (89), which puts him ahead of some other excellent edge rushers.

Broad Receivers

The talent of receivers will improve as the position has become more of a focus in the NFL, as evidenced by higher compensation and more prominence in the draft. And speed, well, speed and route running frequently dictate everything with receivers.

And now, after two years with Davante Adams at the top of the Madden receiving rankings, the man regarded the fastest receiver in the game has shifted. With the potential at the position, there will be a definite debate over who will be No. 1 and who will come after.

1. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (99th overall): Jefferson improves from 93rd overall to become a member of the 99 Club for the first time at the start of his career. After a season in which he recorded 128 catches for 1,809 yards and eight scores, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year claims the trophy.

2. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins (98 overall): Hill jumps to second place, passing last year’s leader. Hill had a career-high 119 receptions for 1,710 yards and seven scores in his debut year in Miami, despite receiving the ball from various quarterbacks (and no longer playing with Patrick Mahomes).

3. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders (97 overall): Adams slides to third in this year’s game after back-to-back years as Madden’s best receiver and a prior bearer of a 99 Club rating. His overall rating fell two points, as did his catch rating, which fell from 99 to 97. His deep route running remained at 95, his medium route running at 97, his short route running decreased one point to 97, and his catch in traffic dipped from 99 to 95. Despite having a 100-catch, 1,516-yard, 14-touchdown season in his first year without Aaron Rodgers.

4. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (96 overall): Diggs improves from a 95 to a 96 this year. After 108 catches for 1,429 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns last season, Diggs is tied for the second-best catch rating (98) and is in the Top 3 in all route running categories — he’s second in deep (97), third in medium (96), and third in short (96).

5. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (96 overall): Kupp fell from No. 2 overall and a 98 rating to a tie for fourth and a 96, in part due to an injury that sidelined him for half of last season. Even though he only played nine games, he recorded 75 catches for 812 yards and six touchdowns, therefore a Top 5 rating is still justified. He leads the league in catching (99) and short route running (99), having caught more than 75% of passes thrown to him the previous two seasons.

6. Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (94 overall): Chase jumped from an 87 at launch last year to the Top 10 this year, becoming the only new face in the inaugural Top 10. One could easily argue that he deserved to be there given his explosive rookie season, but he followed it up with 87 catches, 1,046 yards, and nine touchdowns in 12 games last season. He ranks sixth in all route running categories (92 deep, 93 medium, and 93 short).

7. DeAndre Hopkins, Free Agent (93 overall): It’s unusual to see a free agent rated in the Top 10 this late in the Madden ratings cycle, but Hopkins is an exception after being released by the Arizona Cardinals. He slipped from No. 4 and a 96 to No. 4 and a 96 last season, but he’s still one of the finest in the game and might be helped immediately depending on which club he signs with. Hopkins ranks seventh in catching (96) and first in catching in traffic (98). He’s also ranked No. 10 in all three route-running categories (89 deep, 89 medium, and 90 short).

8. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders (92 overall): McLaurin jumps from No. 9 to No. 8 and gains one rating point over last year’s 91. McLaurin’s hands are praised (he has a 97 catching rating and a 94 catch in traffic grade) and he has a 90 in both deep and medium route running following a career-high 1,191 yards last season. In each of the last three years, he has caught more than 75 passes.

9. A.J. Brown (Philadelphia Eagles, 91st overall): Brown, the second newcomer to the Top 10, was an 87 at launch last year and tied for the No. 18 receiver spot in Madden ’23 with Chase and Brandin Cooks. Brown’s short route running (92) ranks seventh, and his catch in traffic (93) ranks eighth, propelling him into the Top 10 during his first season in Philadelphia – and by far his best – with 88 catches for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns.

10. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns (91 overall): Cooper moves up one point and from 10th to ninth place. Cooper received 93 points for deep route running (No. 5), 91 points for medium route running (No. 8), and 91 points for short route running (T-8). Cooper’s consistency returned after he moved to Cleveland, where he had 78 catches for 1,160 yards and nine touchdowns.

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