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Madden 23 Scouting Guide: Halfbacks

Next up on the list is halfbacks. 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.

Important Physical Tiers For HBs

HB Speed Tiers

  • Elite = 95-99
  • Great = 93-94
  • Good = 91-92
  • Solid = 89-90
  • Decent = 87-88
  • Marginal = 86
  • Poor = 85 and below

HB Acceleration Tiers

  • Elite = 94-99
  • Great = 92-93
  • Good = 91
  • Solid = 90
  • Decent = 89
  • Marginal = 88
  • Poor = 87 and below

HB Agility Tiers

  • Elite = 95-99
  • Great = 92-94
  • Good = 90-91
  • Solid = 87-89
  • Decent = 84-86
  • Marginal = 81-83
  • Poor = 80 and below

HB Change Of Direction Tiers

  • Elite = 91-99
  • Great = 89-90
  • Good = 87-88
  • Solid = 83-86
  • Decent = 80-82
  • Marginal = 76-79
  • Poor = 75 and below

HB Strength Tiers

  • Elite = 84-99
  • Great = 80-83
  • Good = 76-79
  • Solid = 71-75
  • Decent = 66-70
  • Marginal = 60-65
  • Poor = 59 and below

The jump rating isn’t important for halfbacks so we can safely ignore it.

Important Skill Grades For HBs

Halfback Awareness

  • A = 75-99
  • B = 67-74
  • C = 60-66
  • D = 50-59
  • F = 49 and below

Halfback Ball Carrier Vision

  • A = 82-99
  • B = 77-81
  • C = 75-76
  • D = 72-74
  • F = 71 and below

Halfback Break Tackle

  • A = 81-99
  • B = 74-80
  • C = 68-73
  • D = 62-67
  • F = 61 and below

Halfback Carry Rating

  • A = 90-99
  • B = 83-89
  • C = 75-82
  • D = 68-74
  • F = Below 67

Halfback Juke Rating

  • A = 90-99
  • B = 86-89
  • C = 83-85
  • D = 79-82
  • F = 78 Below

Halfback Spin Rating

  • A = 82-99
  • B = 78-81
  • C = 74-77
  • D = 70-73
  • F = 69 and below

Halfback Stiff Arm Rating

  • A = 83-99
  • B = 76-82
  • C = 70-75
  • D = 64-69
  • F = 63 Below

Halfback Trucking Ratings

  • A = 83-99
  • B = 77-82
  • C = 71-76
  • D = 64-69
  • F = 63 and below

Halfback Catch Rating

  • A = 73-99
  • B = 70-72
  • C = 65-69
  • D = 60-64
  • F = 59 and below

Halfback Injury Rating

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

Halfback Stamina Rating

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

HB Draft Notes

In the player notes for halfbacks, everything except the 1st line is filler that gives you no information. The first line will tell you about the “Covers Ball” trait.

  • Puts an emphasis on protecting the ball = Covers Ball – For All Hits
  • Protects the football versus any contact = Covers Ball – On Medium Hits
  • Rarely protects the football = Covers Ball – On Big Hits
  • Braces for impact versus hard hitters = Covers Ball – Never
  • (If nothing is mentioned) = Covers Ball – Always

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