Madden 15 Best Players At Every Position

madden 15 best players
Written by Madden School

Every year we get asked who the best players at each position are.  Most people understand that the best players in Madden 15 aren’t simply the highest rated.  They are usually pretty highly rated but have other important things like a good speed rating or above average height.  Below we have compiled a list of the best players  at each position (not in any particular order) for Madden NFL 15.  This is by no means an exhaustive list but it is a pretty good starting point.

This list applies to Madden NFL 15 on the PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One.

If you think we left anyone out or if you have a problem with someone that is on the list that you think shouldn’t be, leave a comment below.

Best Madden 15 Quarterbacks

  • Cam Newton
  • Russell Wilson
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Andrew Luck
  • Peyton Manning
  • Tom Brady
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Johnny Manziel

Best Madden 15 Running Backs

  • Adrian Peterson
  • Jamaal Charles
  • LeSean McCoy
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Matt Forte
  • Chris Johnson

Best Madden 15 Wide Receivers

  • Calvin Johnson Jr.
  • Brandon Marshall
  • A.J. Green
  • Andre Johnson
  • Dez Bryant
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Demaryius Thomas
  • Jordy Nelson
  • Julio Jones

Best Madden 15 Tight Ends

  • Rob Gronkowski
  • Jimmy Graham
  • Vernon Davis
  • Jason Witten
  • Greg Olsen
  • Julius Thomas
  • Jared Cook

Best Madden 15 Offensive Lineman

  • Joe Thomas
  • Duane Brown
  • Joe Staley
  • Josh Sitton
  • Andrew Whitworth
  • John Sullivan
  • Alex Mack
  • Mike Pouncey
  • Nick Mangold
  • Marshal Yanda
  • Jahari Evans
  • Loius Vasquez
  • Sebastian Vollmer
  • Phil Loadholt
  • Andre Smith

Best Madden 15 Defensive Lineman

  • J.J. Watt
  • Cameron Wake
  • Robert Quinn
  • Mario Williams
  • Jason Pierre-Paul
  • Demarcus Ware
  • JaDeveon Clowney
  • Geno Atkins
  • Ndamukong Suh
  • Haloti Ngata
  • Gerald McCoy

Best Madden 15 Linebackers

  • Von Miller
  • Justin Houston
  • Thomas Davis
  • Patrick Willis
  • Navorro Bowman
  • Luke Kuechly
  • Derrick Johnson
  • Seah Lee
  • Bobby Wagner
  • Aldon Smith
  • Tamba Hali
  • Jerod Mayo
  • Brian Orakpo
  • Lavonte David

Best Madden 15 Cornerbacks

  • Richard Sherman
  • Darrelle Revis
  • Joe Haden
  • Patrick Peterson
  • Brandon Flowers
  • Lardarius Webb
  • Antonio Cromartie

Best Madden 15 Safeties

  • Jairus Byrd
  • Earl Thomas
  • Eric Weddle
  • Devin McCourty
  • Kam Chancellor
  • Troy Polamalu
  • Eric Berry

Best Madden 15 Kickers and Punters

  • Greg Zuerlein
  • Graham Gano
  • Matt Prater
  • Justin Tucker
  • Sebastian Janikowski
  • Thomas Morstead
  • Pat McAfee


    • I can guarantee you that Manziel will be more used than Roethlisberger (and maybe Brees as well). If you were trying to trade for Manziel in a competitive league, it would take more than trading for Roethlisberger. Both those guys are great qbs though and much better than Manziel in the NFL but this list is strictly talking Madden.

    • I’m a brees fan but his deep throw is weak and the game doesn’t do a good job portraying his pocket presence.

  • Best linebackers? Yeah let’s leave out the inaugural winner of the deacon award, which is given to the sack leader. Also one of the best defensive players over the last 10 years. Robert Mathis.

  • Gould is one of the best kickers in the NFL 1 or 2 get him up there. He has his stats in one of the windiest city’s in the country

      • I’ll take kick power over anything cause i can kick a 63 yard fg with an kicker with a rating 9 4 or 96 with an 70 accuracy. So kick power is theonly thing..

      • madden-school, get your facts right!! Robbie Gould have a 96 KPW on Madden 15! Don’t believe me, check EA Sports yourself.

  • Where is Vontae Davis, the cornerback for the Colts? He should be rated as a top 5 cornerback in the game as he is a top 5 cornerback in real life.

    • I wouldn’t replace one guy on that list for that dude. Remember he got cut by the dolphins? I mean come on. You have to have a few GREAT seasons to be considered top 5. And Vince wilfork? Haha. He is so old. It’s a young mans league

      • Hey can y’all put back CB lockdown?
        That’s when you assign an CB to a WR that you want to lockdown for the hole game can y’all please think about putting that back on the game. Thanks

    • I think a lot of people would disagree with you on that one. Robert Quinn was the highest rated LE at the end of Madden 25. Had 19 sacks last year, good speed, strength and overall ratings, and is 24 years old.

  • Mike Wallace still deserves to be on that list, so does Brent Grimes and Danelle Ellerby. And yes….I’m a Fins fan

    • And I have a problem with Manziel being on the list. Just goes to show the influence of media hype. Just another rookie until he shows otherwise

  • I think you should put Vontaze Burfict (Most tackles in NFL since he has been in the League, shoulda won Defensive Rookie of the Year, and would have if he started the first couple weeks his first year for the Bengals) on there under linebackers.. I also think Michael Johnson needs to be considered a top DE. Best Defensive Linemen Available in Free Agency doesn’t make the list? :(

  • Why are guys like Clay Matthews, Robert Mathis, Drew Brees, Tyron Smith, Jared Allen, and plenty of others, left off the lists even though they are better than those on the lists? And don’t say bc they weren’t as good last year or bc they are older. (D. Ware, T. Polamalu, C. Johnson are on the lists and refute that statement)

    • Maybe throw Jason Kelce in there too. The Eagles have easily the best line in the NFL, I don’t know how none of their O-linemen got on the list.

  • What about Barkevious Mingo as a linebacker? In M25, he was a beast after a half-season in any Franchise League. Tall, fast, and young… all the physical tools to be great.

  • Dri Archer will be one of the most electrifying rookies in madden this year
    Dwight Freeney should be on the LB list.
    and with the new passing mechanics Manziel may not be as effective as everyone thinks, but, that remains to be seen.

  • Clay Matthews is better than several of the linebackers on the list. If he was left off due to injury, I can live with that, but he should be there based on talent.

    Also, if kick power is all that matters in Madden, why on earth did you leave off Mason Crosby?

  • This list is a joke. I use player like Khalil Mack, Cortez Allen, Casey Heyward, Dion Jordan, Vinny Curry, Mike Evans, Le’Veon Bell and Tyrann Mathieu, who all perform very, very well.

    Just listing the top players at any position is easy. Try and list players who are not recognized as superstars (low ovr), but play a lot better then what their rating states.

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