Madden 20: Best press corners in Ultimate Team

Blitzes are the most effective way to stop an opponent, but to use them you need a top secondary.

by Remy Cabache

A position made especially trendy by the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom: press cornerbacks. Not only will this corner take away a player or an entire side of the field, he will jam receivers at the line of scrimmage and make it virtually impossible to get a route going.

Taking away a receiver before his route has developed by pressing him at the line can throw off any Madden QB. What will they do when their receivers struggle to get off the line of scrimmage and their timing is off?

So, which corners in MUT can you target to lockdown opposing wide receivers?

Denzel Ward, Most Feared (97 OVR)

Press: 95

Auction House Value: Xbox – 331K/PS4 – 310K/PC – 285K

Before I really dive in on Ward, his lofty stats, making him the best corner in the game right now, are thanks to a Most Feared boost which will wear off on November 1. His ratings will drop down to a 92 OVR card, with 90 press, 92 man coverage, 84 zone coverage, 92 speed and 92 acceleration.

With 95 press, 97 man coverage, 89 zone coverage, 97 speed and 97 acceleration, Ward is going to completely lock down every receiver who lines up opposite him, even the great Randy Moss. Even after his ratings drop he will be one of the top press corners in MUT.

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Richard Sherman, Ultimate Kickoff (91 OVR)

Press: 92

Auction House Value: Xbox – 380K/PS4 – 397K/PC – 268K

Arguably the figurehead in the recent press corner movement, Sherman had to be on this list.

With 84 speed he really isn’t the fastest corner, and on the surface that rating could be quite worrying, especillaly considering his price. However, with 92 press, 94 zone coverage, 93 awareness and 93 play recognition you won’t have to worry about his lack of speed. He will shut down an entire side of the field without leaning on being fast.

What’s more, he will undoubtedly grow another 2 OVR when the 49ers win two more games.

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Tre’Davious White, Signature Series (91 OVR)

Press: 92

Auction House Value: Xbox – 399K/PS4 – 416K/PC – N/A

This Bills cornerback is quietly one of the most underrated corners in the NFL, and this card is possibly the best corner in MUT right now.

Some may be scared off by his 77 jumping, while this is low, it shouldn’t be an issue when you consider his other ratings. With 92 press, 88 man coverage, 87 zone coverage, 88 speed, 91 awareness and 91 play recognition, he’ll be right with every receiver and he’ll get to the right place at the right time.

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Jalen Ramsey, MUT Heroes (91 OVR)

Press: 92

Auction House Value: Xbox – 255K/PS4 – 251K/PC – 231K

Now a Los Angeles Ram, Ramsey’s inclusion shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone and his MUT Heroes card is possibly the best value card in this top five.

Any concerns you may have with Sherman’s speed or White’s jumping you won’t have with Ramsey. With 88 speed, 89 jumping, 92 man coverage, 90 zone coverage and 92 press he is a beast. All of that on a 6’1” frame and you’re in business.

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Jimmy Smith, Ultimate Kickoff (88 OVR)

Press: 91

Auction House Value: Xbox – 110K/PS4 – 115K/PC – 126K

Casey Hayward’s most feared card could go in here, but at 93 OVR with the boost he drops too low to stay in this top five.

Smith, meanwhile, is the lowest OVR card in the top five and there are better cards overall below him, but if you’re looking for a big, physical press corner he is very good value for money (coins). He only has 84 speed, but his 91 press, 87 man coverage, 72 strength, 85 awareness and 85 play recognition make him worth your while in a press-man system.

Plus he’ll be 93 OVR if the Ravens can win five more games this season.

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The best press corners in MUT

Player Team Program Overall Press
Denzel Ward Cleveland Browns Most Feared 97 (92) 95 (90)
Richard Sherman San Francisco 49ers Ultimate Kickoff 91 92
Tre’Davious White Buffalo Bills Signature Series 91 92
Jalen Ramsey Jacksonville Jaguars MUT Heroes 91 92
Jimmy Smith Baltimore Ravens Ultimate Kickoff 88 91
Casey Hawyard Jr Los Angeles Chargers Most Feared 93 (88) 91
Patrick Peterson Arizona Cardinals Team of the Week 91 90
Ty Law New England Patriots Legends 92 90
Jalen Ramsey Jacksonville Jaguars Core Elite 87 89
Desmond Trufant Atlanta Falcons Signature Series 90 89
Aqib Talib Tampa Bay Buccaneers Flashbacks 90 89
Chris McAlister Baltimore Ravens Theme Diamonds 89 89
Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers Legends 89 88
Willie Brown Oakland Raiders Legends 90 88
Joe Haden Cleveland Browns Flashbacks 88 88
Richard Sherman San Francisco 49ers Core Elite 86 88
Stephon Gilmore New England Patriots MUT Superstars 90 88
Jaire Alexander Green Bay Packers Football Outsiders 88 87
Xavien Howard Miami Dolphins MUT Heroes 90 86
Carlton Davis III Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Outsiders 85 86

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Remy Cabache