Madden 24 Ratings Week is here, and the game’s player ratings are being released. Like I said in the Top SafetiesTop Cornerbacks, and Top Defensive End entries, while many people focus on offensive ratings for players, 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 defensive tackles in the league, to identify the Top 10 Overall defensive tackles in Madden 24, according to EA Sports.

10. Javon Hargrave, San Francisco 49ers, Overall 84

I am shocked that Hargrave is not in the 90s as he played very well with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. He had 11 sacks, 2 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, and 60 tackles. I don’t understand why Hargrave has an 84 overall rating. Let’s see if Hargrave can translate his play as a San Francisco 49er.

9. Grover Stewart, Indianapolis Colts, Overall 85

I’m lost. Why is Grover Stewart ranked this high? No disrespect, as Stewart is a solid player, but he has a way too high overall rating in this game. Da’Ron Payne, Javon Hargrave, Michael Pierce, and Fletcher Cox all had better seasons and are overall better players.

8. Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers, Overall 86

While Kenny Clark has not been a fantastic player, he has actually been a very great part of that defensive line. This year, he was a force to be reckoned with on the defensive line, creating opportunities and making plays. Statistically, he made 53 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery.

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7. DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts, Overall 86

Buckner, to me, is the best defensive player on the Colts roster right now. He had career highs in tackles and forced fumbles. He has performed as a strong leader with the team entering a rebuild, and despite the disappointing season, he absolutely deserves this rating

6. D.J. Reader, Cincinnati Bengals, Overall 87

Look, I am a DJ Reader guy and think he is a great defensive player, but his rating is a bit high for me this season. Mostly because he was injured for a chunk of the season. This is not as bad as Grover Stewart, though. Buckner, Hargrave, and Clark should be ranked higher overall-wise.

5. Vita Vea, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Overall 88

Vea’s importance to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense cannot be understated, especially when he is healthy and playing at his best. Despite being on a struggling team last season (Yes they made the playoffs, but Tampa was awful last season), he continued to produce solid numbers and make significant contributions to the defensive line.

His statistical achievements, including 6.5 sacks, 31 tackles, and a fumble recovery, showcase his impact on the field. It’s also worth noting that Vea often faces the challenge of being blocked by two offensive linemen, which speaks to his ability to draw attention and disrupt plays.

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4. Jonathan Allen, Washington Commanders, Overall 92

No complaints here as Jonathan Allen has been such a great player since the Commanders took him. He yet again had a strong statistically season where he made 7.5 sacks, 65 tackles, forcing 2 fumbles, 3 pass deflections, and even caught an interception.

3. Quinnen Williams, New York Jets, Overall 93

As a Jets fan, it is great to finally have a great defensive tackle on this team. The last great one this franchise had was Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison. You could say Leonard Williams, but he fits more as a pass rusher than a defensive tackle. Williams, yet again, had a phenomenal season and has become the main piece of that defensive line. He even got paid, signing a four-year, $96 million contract extension.

2. Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants, Overall 94

Dexter Lawrence had a career year in 2022 and was very clutch in certain moments. Week 15 comes to mind when he was involved in a key forced fumble along with deflecting an incomplete pass. He made 68 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and had 2 forced fumbles. Not only has Lawrence gotten a massive extension from his strong season, but a high overall rating in Madden, and it is absolutely well deserved.

1. Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs, Overall 96

Chris Jones Madden 24

No brainer here as Chris Jones did a phenomenal job last season. In the regular season, he made 15.5 sacks and 44 tackles, which was his career best. In the playoffs, he also had his career best, making 2 sacks in those games and rushing the passer many times. Jones is an important piece on the Chiefs’ defensive line, and it does not surprise me that his rating is so high.

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So that is the ranking of the Top 10 Defensive Tackle 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 Defensive Tackle in this game.

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

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