Madden 21 Ratings: Fastest Middle Linebackers (MLB) to user - Devin White, Deion Jones, Devin Bush & more


Speed kills in the NFL, and in Madden 21.

Offenses focus on fast ball carriers, even at quarterback, so you need a speedster in the middle of the field to combat them.

These are the fastest MLBs in Madden 21.

How to choose the fastest middle linebacker (MLB) in Madden 21 Franchise Mode

In this article, we are looking for the fastest middle linebackers in Madden 21's Franchise Mode.

That means those players listed as MLB. We are after those with the highest speed stat, they should also have good acceleration and ideally a nice agility stat too. We aren't concerned with OVR, contract status, or age.

Devin White - 78 OVR

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Speed: 92

The fastest middle linebacker in Madden 21 is Tampa Bay's young stud Devin White with 92 speed.

With 83 tackling, 87 pursuit, and 71 zone coverage he can do everything at a good level.

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His youth makes his play recognition (75) and awareness (78) a bit low, but that doesn't matter if you are controlling him and flying around the field all game.

Deion Jones - 86 OVR

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Speed: 91

Atlanta's Deion Jones is next. His 91 speed comes with 92 acceleration to make him a missile on the field.

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LETHAL WEAPON: Deion Jones' speed makes him a turnover machine

Jones is an elite coverage player, with 83 zone coverage and 75 man coverage. He also has 89 pursuit and 85 tackling.

If you aren't going to constantly use the MLB but still want speed at the position then Jones is the one for you.

Devin Bush - 76 OVR

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Speed: 90

Another young gun, Devin Bush is at #3 with his 90 speed.

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The Steelers' man also has 92 acceleration but like White is lacking some awareness (80) and play recognition (77), making him the ideal user player.

Bush's coverage is a little shakier, with 69 zone and 62 man, but he makes up for that with 84 pursuit, 83 tackle, and a massive 88 hit power.

Noah Dawkins - 60 OVR

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Speed: 90

A relative unknown, Noah Dawkins went undrafted in 2019 and landed on the Bucs practice squad. In Madden 21 though he could be a star thanks to his 90 speed and 90 acceleration.

As you would expect from someone with such low OVR, Dawkins doesn't do a lot well. He has 77 tackling, and 80 pursuit, along with 58 zone and 52 man coverage.

But if you want to start with a different team and trade for a fast MLB, you can get Dawkins for basically nothing.

Roquan Smith - 83 OVR

Team: Chicago Bears

Speed: 89

A first-round pick in 2018, Roquan Smith is about to take over at the MLB position.

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MONSTER OF THE MIDWAY: Smith is too fast to scheme against

With 89 speed and 91 acceleration he is amazingly fast. He's also got 86 tackling, 87 pursuit, and 78 zone coverage. Roquan also has a 70 power moves to make him an impactful blitzer too.

Jerome Baker - 74 OVR

Team: Miami Dolphins

Speed: 89

Miami might not have a lot, but they do have a rapid middle linebacker thanks to Jarome Baker's 89 speed and 89 acceleration.

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He also comes with 83 tackling and 83 pursuit. Baker is much in coverage, with 66 zone and 62 man, but if you are in control then his speed can make up for that.

Patrick Queen - 72 OVR

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Speed: 89

Finally we get to the rookie Patrick Queen. Baltimore's young stud has 89 speed and 90 acceleration.

Queen also has 82 tackling with 85 pursuit. He's let down a little with 67 zone coverage and 61 man, but again if you are in control that's fine.

All the fastest middle linebackers (MLB) in Madden 21

Player
Team
OVR
Speed
Devin White
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
78
92
Deion Jones
Atlanta Falcons
86
91
Devin Bush
Pittsburgh Steelers
76
90
Noah Dawkins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
60
90
Roquan Smith
Chicago Bears
83
89
Jerome Baker
Miami Dolphins
74
89
Patrick Queen
Baltimore Ravens
72
89
Blake Cashman
New York Jets
70
89
Kamu Grugier-Hill
Miami Dolphins
70
89
Bobby Okereke
Indianapolis Colts
72
88
Deone Bucannon
Atlanta Falcons
69
88
Ulysees Gilbert III
Pittsburgh Steelers
62
88
Jaylon Smith
Dallas Cowboys
81
87
Tremaine Edmunds
Buffalo Bills
80
87
Jayon Brown
Tennessee Titans
79
87
Drue Tranquill
Los Angeles Chargers
72
87
Jordyn Brooks
Seattle Seahawks
71
87
Germaine Pratt
Cincinnati Bengals
70
87
Nicholas Morrow
Las Vegas Raiders
67
87
Ty Summers
Green Bay Packers
63
87
Joe Jones
Denver Broncos
62
87
Cassh Maluia
New England Patriots
60
87
Nigel Harris
Tennessee Titans
59
87
Travin Howard
Los Angeles Rams
58
87
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