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Madden 23 Scouting Guide: Safeties

Next up on the list is safeties. 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: The information in this post applies to both free safeties and strong safeties.

Important Physical Tiers For Safeties

Safety Speed Tiers

  • Elite = 93-99
  • Great = 91-92
  • Good = 89-90
  • Solid = 87
  • Decent = 85-86
  • Marginal = 84
  • Poor = 83 and below

Safety Acceleration Tiers

  • Elite = 94-99
  • Great = 92-93
  • Good = 90-91
  • Solid = 88-89
  • Decent = 86-87
  • Marginal = 85
  • Poor = 84 and below

Safety Agility Tiers

  • Elite = 92-99
  • Great = 90-91
  • Good = 87-89
  • Solid = 84-86
  • Decent = 81-83
  • Marginal = 78-80
  • Poor = 77 and below

Safety Change of Direction Tiers

  • Elite = 90-99
  • Great = 88-89
  • Good = 85-87
  • Solid = 82-84
  • Decent = 78-81
  • Marginal = 74-77
  • Poor = 73 and below

Safety Jumping Tiers

  • Elite = 91-99
  • Great = 88-90
  • Good = 86-87
  • Solid = 83-85
  • Decent = 79-82
  • Marginal = 74-78
  • Poor = 73 and below

Safety Strength Tiers

  • Elite = 74-99
  • Great = 71-73
  • Good = 68-70
  • Solid = 65-67
  • Decent = 61-64
  • Marginal = 57-60
  • Poor = 56 and below

Important Skill Grades For Safeties

Safety Awareness

  • A = 74-99
  • B = 67-73
  • C = 59-66
  • D = 51-58
  • F = 50 and below

Safety Catch Rating

  • A = 72-99
  • B = 65-71
  • C = 59-64
  • D = 52-58
  • F = 51 and below

Safety Hit Power

  • A = 83-99
  • B = 74-82
  • C = 65-73
  • D = 55-64
  • F = 54 and below

Safety Man Coverage

  • A = 77-99
  • B = 71-76
  • C = 65-70
  • D = 58-64
  • F = 57 and below

Safety Zone Coverage

  • A = 83-99
  • B = 76-82
  • C = 69-75
  • D = 63-68
  • F = 62 and below

Safety Play Recognition

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

Safety Pursuit Rating

  • A = 80-99
  • B = 76-79
  • C = 72-75
  • D = 67-71
  • F = 66 and below

Safety Tackle Rating

  • A = 75-99
  • B = 70-74
  • C = 64-69
  • D = 58-63
  • F = 57 and below

Safety Injury Rating

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

Safety Stamina Rating

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

Safety Draft Notes

The player note information for safeties gives you a little more information that other positions. You have the normal “how likely you are to be penalized” as well as how aggressive your safeties will play the ball.

Penalty Rating

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

Play Ball In The Air Rating

  • Struggles to find the ball in the air = Plays Ball In The Air – Conservative
  • Maintains poise at the catch point = Plays Ball In The Air – Normal
  • Always looking to intercept passes = Plays Ball In The Air – Aggressive

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