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Madden 23 Scouting Guide: Outside Linebackers

Next up on the list is outside linebackers. 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: This applies to both ROLBs and LOLBs.

Important Physical Tiers For OLBs

OLB Speed Tiers

  • Elite = 86-99
  • Great = 84-85
  • Good = 82-83
  • Solid = 80-81
  • Decent = 78-79
  • Marginal = 76-77
  • Poor = 75 and below

OLB Acceleration Tiers

  • Elite = 90-99
  • Great =88-89
  • Good = 87
  • Solid = 86
  • Decent = 85
  • Marginal = 84
  • Poor = 83 and below

OLB Agility Tiers

  • Elite = 89-99
  • Great = 85-88
  • Good = 82-84
  • Solid = 78-81
  • Decent = 74-77
  • Marginal = 71-73
  • Poor = 70 and below

OLB Strength Tiers

  • Elite = 84-99
  • Great = 80-83
  • Good = 76-79
  • Solid = 72-75
  • Decent = 68-71
  • Marginal = 64-67
  • Poor = 63 and below

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

Important Skill Grades For OLBs

OLB Awareness

  • A = 74-99
  • B = 66-73
  • C = 58-65
  • D = 50-57
  • F = 49 and below

OLB Block Shedding

  • A = 78-99
  • B = 72-77
  • C = 67-71
  • D = 62-66
  • F = 61 and below

OLB Finesse Moves

  • A = 77-99
  • B = 70-76
  • C = 64-69
  • D = 56-63
  • F = 55 and below

OLB Power Moves

  • A = 78-99
  • B = 71-77
  • C = 64-70
  • D = 56-63
  • F = 55 and below

OLB Pursuit

  • A = 80-99
  • B = 75-79
  • C = 70-74
  • D = 65-69
  • F = 64 and below

OLB Tackle

  • A = 79-99
  • B = 75-78
  • C = 71-74
  • D = 66-70
  • F = 65 and below

OLB Hit Power

  • A = 81-99
  • B = 76-80
  • C = 71-75
  • D = 66-70
  • F = 65 and below

OLB Injury Rating

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

OLB Stamina Rating

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

OLB Draft Notes

The player note information given for outside linebackers 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 Middle Linebackers

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