Madden 21 Ratings: Best defensive ends (DE) in Franchise Mode - Aaron Donald, JJ Watt, & more

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The Madden 21 ratings have been revealed.

These are all the best defensive ends you can use in Franchise Mode this year!

How to choose the best defensive ends (DE) in Madden 21 Franchise Mode

In this article we are looking for the best defensive ends in Madden 21 to use in Franchise Mode and other non-Ultimate Team game modes.

Picking out the right DEs to sign and use can be tricky. With left end and right end to consider, you also have to know if they are more suited to 3-4 or 4-3 defenses.

Aaron Donald - 99 OVR

Position: RE

Team: Los Angeles Rams

The stud that is Aaron Donald tops this list. It's his fourth year in a row as a member of the 99 Club in Madden.

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A LOOMING THREAT: Aaron Donald is probably the best player on Madden 21

The Rams DE has 99 strength with 82 speed and 90 acceleration to be a physical beast.

Donald also has a ridiculous 93 impact block, 99 power moves, 97 finesse moves, and 97 block shed. He truly is sensational.

JJ Watt - 98 OVR

Position: LE

Team: Houston Texans

Some may feel JJ Watt has been overrated, but there is no denying his talents.

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Watt comes into Madden 21 with 97 strength and 98 tackling.

That gets partnered with a 94 impact block and 91 block shed to make him an elite run defender. He also has 95 power moves and 93 finesse moves. A terrifying combo.

Cameron Jordan - 96 OVR

Position: LE

Team: New Orleans Saints

Cameron Jordan is the #3 DE in Madden 21.

With 93 strength and 78 speed he is well balanced to play inside or outside. He also has a terrific 92 impact block with 97 power moves and 85 finesse moves.

Calais Campbell - 95 OVR

Position: RE

Team: Baltimore Ravens

The veteran Calais Campbell is next up at 95 OVR.

The massive DE has 92 strength but lacks athleticism with just 72 speed.

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Campbell has 89 impact block along with 94 block shed, 92 finesse moves, and 90 power moves.

Myles Garrett - 93 OVR

Position: RE

Team: Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett is a physical monster. With 96 strength and 85 speed his can dominate any blocker.

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COMING IN SWINGING: Garrett has a point to prove this year after an awful end to last season

He has 87 impact block, a massive 96 power moves, and 88 finesse moves. All combined with 88 block shed he is a brilliant player.

Joey Bosa - 91 OVR

Position: LE

Team: Los Angeles Chargers

Bosa won't wow with his physical attributes, with 87 strength and 79 speed he isn't awful, but his talents lie elsewhere.

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INCOMING: Joey Bosa is a technician on the edge

He's an elite pass rusher with 96 finesse moves, 88 power moves, and 72 block shed.

Cameron Heyward - 90 OVR

Position: RE

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers


A classic 3-4 defensive end, Heyward has 94 strength to just 71 speed.

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He's a tough blocking assignment though, with 87 impact block, 92 power moves, and 87 block shed.

All the best defensive ends in Madden 21

Player Team Position OVR
Aaron DonaldLos Angeles RamsRE99
JJ WattHouston TexansLE98
Cameron JordanNew Orleans SaintsLE96
Calais CampbellBaltimore RavensRE95
Myles GarrettCleveland BrownsRE93
Joey BosaLos Angeles ChargersLE91
Cameron HeywardPittsburgh SteelersRE90
Nick BosaSan Francisco 49ersRE89
Danielle HunterMinnesota VikingsLE89
Demarcus LawrenceDallas CowboysLE89
Melvin Ingram IIILos Angeles ChargersRE88
Akiem HicksChicago BearsLE88
Brandon GrahamPhiladelphia EaglesLE87
Stephon TuittPittsburgh SteelersLE87
Ndamukong SuhTampa Bay BuccaneersRE86
Trey FlowersDetroit LionsRE86
Arik ArmsteadSan Francisco 49ersLE86
Justin HoustonIndianapolis ColtsRE85
Dee FordSan Francisco 49ersLE85
Jurrell CaseyDenver BroncosRE84
Ryan KerriganFree AgentLE84

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