Madden 24 Ratings Week happened last week, and the game’s player ratings are a hot topic, as always. Many fans focus on offensive ratings for players — and rightfully so — but it’s equally important to observe the evaluations of defensive players. Therefore, I will be delving into the defensive ratings in the game, with this one focused on the cornerbacks in the league, to identify the Top 10 Overall cornerbacks according to EA Sports.

10. Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns, 88 Overall

When the Browns originally drafted Denzel Ward, it was kind of a head-scratching move. Now, looking back on it, it really was a fantastic selection, as Denzel Ward has become a great cornerback for the Cleveland Browns. He even had a strong season statistically, with 3 interceptions, 15 pass deflections, and 53 tackles. However, I do have to ask, why did his Madden rating drop from last year? Last year it was 92, and now it is 88, so what changed from last season?

9. Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills, 90 Overall

It’s understandable that White’s rating might be lower due to his limited playing time last season while recovering from a brutal knee injury. Injuries can have a significant impact on a player’s performance and can affect their overall rating. However, when healthy, White is indeed considered one of the most talented cornerbacks in the NFL, and a 90 overall rating seems fair given his skill and abilities. Hopefully, White can make a strong comeback and showcase his skills again in the upcoming season.

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8. Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints, 90 Overall

Look, Lattimore is a fantastic cornerback, but I think his rating should have dropped a bit more, maybe into the 88 range. I might be nitpicking here, considering Lattimore was injured for most of last season due to a lacerated kidney and was out from Week 5 to Week 17. Nevertheless, I still believe that his rating should have dipped a bit.

7. Stephon Gilmore, Dallas Cowboys, 91 Overall

You know, despite being on an awful Colts team that was coached by Jeff Saturday at one point, Gilmore did a solid job last season. However, I would disagree with his rating as I think it is too high. There are a lot more cornerbacks I like now compared to him and I am kind of scratching my head with this rating.

6. Darius Slay Jr. , Philadelphia Eagles, 92 Overall

The Philadelphia Eagles represented the NFC in Super Bowl 57. Darius Slay was one of the mainstays in the Eagles’ defensive secondary and is a crucial part of this team. Slay had a statistically good season, recording 55 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 14 pass deflections. It will be interesting to see how he performs this season, but he certainly deserves a high rating.

5. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, New York Jets, 93 Overall

Wow, they actually did it. They gave Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner an overall rating in the 90’s, and it is absolutely well-deserved for the season he had. Gardner lived up to the billing, shutting down top receivers in the league. His performance was the best at the cornerback position the Jets have had since Darrelle Revis. Statistically, he had 75 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 20 pass deflections.

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4. Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens, 93 Overall

No complaints here, as Marlon Humphrey, to me, is the best secondary player in the AFC North, not named S Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has strong play recognition and an elite level of both zone and man-to-man coverage. Statistically, he had yet another strong season with 71 tackles, 7 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions.

3. Patrick Surtain III, Denver Broncos, 94 Overall

Last season was an absolute disaster for the Denver Broncos. Their offense was a complete trainwreck, and Nathaniel Hackett was an abysmal coach, probably the worst in the franchise’s history. However, the defense was not the problem, and Patrick Surtain was the main leader of that secondary. Statistically, he had 55 tackles, 10 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions. Surtain did a phenomenal job in coverage, and he absolutely deserves the 94 overall rating he received.

2. Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers, 95 overall

No complaints here as I believe Jaire Alexander is the best cornerback in the NFC now that Jalen Ramsey got traded. He is a true shutdown cornerback and has strong play recognition. He even had a career-high 5 interceptions with the squad. He absolutely deserves to have a 95 overall rating.

1. Jalen Ramsey, Miami Dolphins, 97 Overall

Madden 24 ratings

Jalen Ramsey’s rating may be considered a bit high by some, but I believe it is fair considering his strong performance and toughness this season. Despite undergoing double shoulder surgery last offseason, Ramsey continued to excel as a shutdown corner for the Los Angeles Rams. While there might be a slight nitpick about his coverage numbers being down, it’s important to acknowledge that he was part of a struggling Rams defense. Overall, his rating reflects his impact on the field and his ability to perform at a high level even through challenges.

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So that is the ranking of the Top 10 Cornerbacks Overall rating in Madden 24. Do you agree with the ratings given? Let me know in the comment section who you believe should be in the Top 10 Overall Rated Cornerbacks in this game.

Madden 24 is available August 24 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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