The top 5 outside linebackers in Madden NFL 16 have been announced.  It comes as no surprise that Von Miller and Justin Houston are the highest rated outside linebackers in the game.  The full ratings as well as a few screenshots can be found below.

  1. Von Miller – 97 Overall: Miller returned to form last season with 14 sacks. He grades out as the game’s best outside linebacker with 93 BKS/99 FNM/89 PWM. He also brings 94 Tackle and 98 Pursuit.
  2. Justin Houston – 97 Overall: Houston signed the biggest contract for a linebacker in NFL history after posting 22 sacks in 2014. He earns it in Madden NFL 16 with 97 Pursuit, 92 Tackle, 88 Play Recognition, and 93 BKS/98 PWM/89 FNM.
  3. Terrell Suggs – 93 Overall: Suggs is heavy for a linebacker, and his 91 Strength is tops for OLBs. He brings a 97 Power Move (one of the best), 92 Tackle, and 95 Pursuit to get into the backfield.
  4. Dont’a Hightower – 93 Overall: Hightower is an every-down linebacker, and he’s one of the best with 86 Zone Coverage. Add 95 Tackle, 90 Hit Power, and 92 Pursuit, and he’s ready for anything.
  5. DeAndre Levy – 93 Overall: Levy’s still waiting for his first Pro Bowl appearance, but he’s already turned plenty of heads around the league. He starts with 95 Play Recognition, and adds 96 Tackle and 96 Pursuit.

Here are screenshots of the top 5 outside linebackers in Madden 16.

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