Madden 21 Ratings – Best Pass Rushers: Aaron Donald, JJ Watt, Khalil Mack, ratings & more

These are the players you’ll have to watch out for if you want your QB to survive a full game.

by Brandon Ridgely
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We’ve officially rounded out Madden 21 ratings season.

Let’s go over who will be the best pass rushers in Franchise Mode, Face of the Franchise and more.

Aaron Donald – 99 OVR

Team: Los Angeles Rams

Position: RE

Aaron Donald is the clear-cut best defensive player in Madden 21. This year will be his 4th straight entry into the 99 Club, and there are no signs of him slowing down yet.

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Donald has 99 strength, 99 power moves, and 97 finesse moves… That’s a brutal combination.

JJ Watt – 98 OVR

Team: Houston Texans

Position: LE

JJ Watt is an NFL legend for the Houston Texans, and his reign near the top isn’t over just yet.

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Clocking a 98 OVR rating in Madden 21 at 31 years old is a huge feat, and he more than fits the bill with the huge pressure he puts on offenses.

With 97 strength, 95 power moves, and 93 finesse moves Watt has the combination of power and technique that players will love.

Watt is certainly one to watch on edge rushes, and you’re probably better off running the ball far away from where Watt lines up.

Khalil Mack – 97 OVR

Team: Chicago Bears

Position: LOLB

Khalil Mack really packs a punch in the outside linebacker spot for the Chicago Bears.

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Mack puts huge pressure on offenses as a blitzer, and you’ll want him rushing on every play.

With 89 strength, 86 speed, 93 power moves, and 90 finesse moves he is a fast & powerful rusher.

If you run a 3-4 defense, Mack is an elite option.

Von Miller – 97 OVR

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: LOLB

Much like JJ Watt, Von Miller has maintained a level of defensive prowess for the Denver Broncos that far exceeds most players at the 31-year-old mark.

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Miller is an explosive edge rusher. 86 speed and 90 acceleration combines with 84 strength, 94 power moves, and 90 finesse moves.

Fletcher Cox – 96 OVR

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: DT

Fletcher Cox is a monstrous interior presence.

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As perhaps the most dangerous DT in the NFL today, Fletcher Cox generates an insane amount of inside pressure for the Philadelphia Eagles.

With 95 strength, 96 power moves, and 77 finesse moves he can crush a pocket from the inside, creating chaos for the offense.

Cameron Jordan – 96 OVR

Team: New Orleans Saints

Position: LE

Cameron Jordan is rarely considered elite, but his production speaks for itself.

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His 93 strength, 97 power moves, and 85 finesse moves make him a beast of a pass rusher that can even kick inside if need be.

Chandler Jones – 95 OVR

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: LOLB

The Arizona Cardinals have picked up a new sense of vitality in the last couple seasons, and Chandler Jones is a huge piece to the puzzle.

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Jones pairs 86 acceleration and 87 strength with 96 power moves and 92 finesse moves to be a deadly pass rusher.

The Best Pass Rushers in Madden 21

PlayerTeamPositionPMVFMVOVR
Aaron DonaldLos Angeles RamsRE999799
JJ WattHouston TexansLE959398
Khalil MackChicago BearsLOLB939097
Von MillerDenver BroncosLOLB949097
Fletcher CoxPhiladelphia EaglesDT967796
Cameron JordanNew Orleans SaintsLE978596
Chandler JonesArizona CardinalsLOLB969295
Calais CampbellBaltimore RavensRE909295
Myles GarrettCleveland BrownsRE968893
Chris JonesKansas City ChiefsDT958992
Joey BosaLos Angeles ChargersLE889691
Demarcus LawrenceDallas CowboysLE899389
Grady JarrettAtlanta FalconsDT937690
Melvin Ingram IIILos Angeles ChargersRE819488
Cameron HeywardPittsburgh SteelersRE927390
Danielle HunterMinnesota VikingsLE869189
Nick BosaSan Francisco 49ersRE849189
DeForest BucknerIndianapolis ColtsDT839087
Za’Darius SmithGreen Bay PackersLOLB917988
Geno AtkinsCincinnati BengalsDT907888

Brandon Ridgely

US Editor - Covering all things sports with a bit of everything else. Current favorite games: NBA 2K21, Madden 21, and Football Manager 2020.

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