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Madden 23 Scouting Guide: Defensive Ends

Next up on the list is defensive ends. We’ll go over everything you need to know below. Make sure to check out the quarterback/overview scouting article if you need more context.

Note: These ratings apply to both left end and right ends.

Important Physical Tiers For DEs

DE Speed Tiers

  • Elite = 86-99
  • Great = 83-85
  • Good = 80-82
  • Solid = 77-79
  • Decent = 75-76
  • Marginal = 73-74
  • Poor = 72 and below

DE Acceleration Tiers

  • Elite = 88-99
  • Great = 85-87
  • Good = 82-84
  • Solid = 79-81
  • Decent = 77-78
  • Marginal = 75-76
  • Poor = 74 and below

DE Strength Tiers

  • Elite = 90-99
  • Great = 87-89
  • Good = 84-86
  • Solid = 80-83
  • Decent = 77-79
  • Marginal = 75-76
  • Poor = 74 and below

Jumping and change of direction are relatively useless for defensive ends so we did not include them.

Important Skill Grades For DEs

DE Awareness

  • A = 82-99
  • B = 67-81
  • C = 59-66
  • D = 51-58
  • F = 50 and below

DE Finesse Moves

  • A = 78-99
  • B = 71-77
  • C = 65-70
  • D = 59-64
  • F = 58 and below

DE Power Moves

  • A = 76-99
  • B = 70-75
  • C = 64-69
  • D = 58-63
  • F = 57 and below

DE Block Shedding

  • A = 78-99
  • B = 73-77
  • C = 68-72
  • D = 63-67
  • F = 62 and below

DE Impact Blocking

  • A = 82-99
  • B = 76-81
  • C = 69-75
  • D = 62-68
  • F = 61 below

DE Pursuit

  • A = 80-99
  • B = 76-79
  • C = 72-75
  • D = 68-71
  • F = 67 and below

DE Tackle

  • A = 80-99
  • B = 77-79
  • C = 74-76
  • D = 71-73
  • F = 70 and below

DE Hit Power

  • A = 84-99
  • B = 81-83
  • C = 78-80
  • D = 75-77
  • F = 74 and below

DE Injury Rating

  • A = 95-99
  • B = 90-94
  • C = 86-89
  • D = 82-85
  • F = 81 and below

DE Stamina Rating

  • A = 95-99
  • B = 90-94
  • C = 86-89
  • D = 82-85
  • F = 81 and below

DE Draft Notes

The player note information given for defensive ends is largely useless. The only trait that you can learn about is how likely a player is to be penalized.

  • Known to attract flags = Penalty – Undisciplined
  • Typically avoids getting flagged = Penalty – Normal
  • Almost never penalized = Penalty – Disciplined

Next Up: Scouting Defensive Tackles

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