Just because the Super Bowl has been and gone doesn't mean Madden 23 Ultimate Team is slowing down any time soon as the Combine is on the way!
The Scouting Combine sees hundreds of college players work out to impress scouts with their speed, strength, and smarts. It's a great opportunity for Ultimate Team players to add some physical freaks to their roster for the final push before Team of the Year cards enter the game.
Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Madden 23 Combine program!
Madden 23 Ultimate Team Combine
The Combine Program should bring a couple of 98 OVR cards to Ultimate Team. Last year we got two stud linemen in the massiveness of Vince Wilfork and Jason Kelce.
This came along with a whole bunch of 97 cards like TJ Hockenson, DeSean Jackson, and Justin Simmons. These cards aren't quite end-game level, but we are definitely getting there.
Combine release date
With the NFL combine starting today in Indianapolis, it's not a surprise that EA is dropping the Combine program into MUT this week.
The first release of cards will be on Thursday March 2. They should drop into the game around 10:30 am ET / 3:30 pm GMT.
The second release is slated for Saturday March 4 and again should be added to the game around 10:30 am ET / 3:30 pm GMT.
The first Combine champions card is the iconic Leon Sandcastle, aka Deion Sanders.
He comes in with a 97 OVR as a zone FS with 98 speed, 97 play recognition, and 99 zone coverage.
The LOLB Bruce Irvin gets the second Champions 97 OVR card with 95 speed, 97 power moves, and 98 block shed.
Tristan Wirfs is another 97 OVR champion with 97 pass block, 97 run block finesse, and 94 strength.
Julio Jones is the final 97 OVR champion and he comes in with 97 speed, 97 jumping, and 97 spectacular catch.
You can get Leon Sandcastle and Julio Jones through sets.
Mario Williams comes in as a 97 LE with 94 speed, 98 block shed, and 98 power moves. He is an LTD though, so you'll need to get lucky to bag him.
As expected, Chris Johnson is getting an epic 97 OVR card in the Combine promo with a 98 speed, 99 acceleration, 97 agility. Again he is an LTD but he is immediately the most deadly card in the game.
Other Combine cards
Liam Eichenberg - LG - 90 OVR
Jordan Willis - RE - 90 OVR
Tommy Togiai - DT - 90 OVR
Darnell Savage - FS - 90 OVR
Kalon Barnes - CB - 93 OVR
Tyquan Thornton - WR - 93 OVR
Kene Nwangwu - HB - 93 OVR
Donovan Peoples-Jones - WR - 93 OVR
Netane Muti - LG - 95 OVR
Byron Jones - CB - 95 OVR
Jabrill Peppers - FS - 95 OVR
Mike Gesicki - TE - 95 OVR
College prospects entering Ultimate Team
This is the earliest that college prospects have ever entered MUT. Usually, we don't get them until the Draft program but this year EA is using the Combine to highlight some of the physical phenoms that are trying to join the NFL.
These players will come with all 32 team chemistries and are 95 OVRs giving them a bunch of abilities to pick from.
Trenton Simpson - MLB - Clemson - 95 OVR
Devon Achane - HB - Texas A&M - 95 OVR
Cam Smith - CB - South Carolina - 95 OVR
Bryce Young - QB - Alabama - 95 OVR
Joey Porter Jr - CB - Penn State- 95 OVR (Account Bound Challenges Reward)