Welcome to the final part in our Madden NFL 17 Sleeper Series, our Top 10 Sleeper Coverage Outside Linebackers.

  1. Jelani Jenkins (Miami Dolphins)

Overall:72
Age:24
Hit Power:86
Agility:85
Play Rec:75

I had Jenkins in my CFM last year along with the next guy on the list, and he balled out. This year, he comes with a nice 86 hit power and 83 speed. Paired with 87 acceleration makes him a nice linebacker to run around and user control. Because if you don’t it might get a bit ugly for you, because his man and zone coverage ratings are d linemen esque. Those ratings act as if he never covered in his life and that’s false. Throw the Dolphins user in your league a 5th for him and see what they say.

  1. P.J. Dawson (Cincinnati Bengals)

Overall: 71
Age:23
Acceleration:88
Pursuit:88
Hit Power:86

Dawson is downgraded for how he was in Madden last year, because he was a quick potential, but don’t let that stop you from snatching him up.  He has 88 acceleration and 87 agility, to go along with 86 power and 88 pursuit. So he’s going to take the right angles to the ball and when he gets there he’s going to lay the boom boom on the ball carrier. His only negative though is that he isn’t as fast as the rest of the guys on the list, but he isn’t a snail either so the 23 year old is a great buy low linebacker for your squad.

  1. Jeremy Cash (Carolina Panthers)

Age:23
Overall:65
Speed:87
Hit Power:85
Agility:83

Ok, our first speed demon who can’t do much else. Well, actually I take that back, Cash having 87 Speed and 85 Hit Power gives you a great combo to run around and wreak havoc with. Also, with him being a rookie, in your franchise there is a lot of XP to be had if you win any awards with him.

  1. Kamu Grugier-Hill (Philadelphia Eagles)

Age:22
Overall:62
Acceleration:91
Agility:90
Speed:89

Gotta love Madden right, this guy is a special teamer yet I’m bout to hype him up, ok let’s do it. If there is a guy in your league whose addicted to speed at every position, odds are he has Grugier-Hill on his team. He’s the fastest outside linebacker in the game and as a 22 year old rookie he’ll get more XP than Cash shall you go award hunting with him and he has 70 block shed which isn’t horrible for somebody that small and fast.

  1. Daren Bates (Oakland Raiders)

Age:25
Overall:62
Speed:86
Hit Power:86
Zone Coverage:76

Now, for the shortest player on the list, Daren Bates. His block shedding and strength ratings are crap, so don’t get caught by a blocker user controlling him. But he has a great speed, hit power combo, along with having above average coverage ratings with 72 man and 76 zone making him a good all around linebacker.

  1. Nigel Bradham (Philadelphia Eagles)

Age:26
Overall:84
Play Rec:87
Speed:85
Zone Coverage:84

Yea he’s an 84, yea he plays for my favorite team, but how they got him now he plays like a top 5 linebackers in the game and he should be treated as so. Ima do my part to get the word out on that. Just forget the name for a sec, ok… 85 speed, 85 tackle, 83 block shed, 84 zone and 83 hit power and he’s a quick potential 26 year old. Not many linebackers are fast, can cover and tackle and if you asked somebody to mention those linebacker’s chances are Bradham wouldn’t come up. Get him now!!!

  1. Stephone Anthony (New Orleans Saints)

Age:24
Overall:72
Acceleration:89
Speed:86
Hit Power:85

Anthony is terrible in coverage, so that will be what you need to get up, but that’s the thing…. he’s so good in everything else it’s worth it. Other than Grigier-Hill, Anthony has the highest Speed, Agility, Acceleration combo, to go along with 85 tackle and hit power. The only thing with him is the team he plays on. It’s a good chance the Saints owner will view him as their best linebacker, so you may not get him for cheap despite his overall, but it’s always worth a try. 

  1. Travis Feeney (New Orleans Saints)

Age:23
Overall:62
Acceleration:88
Speed:87
Hit Power:85

He has 87 speed and 85 hit power and most importantly starts with 75 zone coverage, so the rookie can be played by the computer or a user and his most important physical attribute is he’s 6-4 so your range user controlling him will be ridiculous. His block shed is about average for a linebacker and his only negative is his super low play rec. Which you can negate by like I said user controlling him to start.

  1. Mark Barron (Los Angeles Rams)

Age:26
Overall:76
Hit Power:91
Speed:86
Zone Coverage:83

Mark Barron has always been a beast in Madden, but since his move to linebacker I feel people just forgot about him. He of course still comes equipped with 91 hit power and 86 speed, that basically all that should be said, but there’s more. He has 77 man, 83 zone and 81 play rec, so he can more than hold his own in zone coverage. Even though I’m sure wasn’t that the reason he got moved to linebacker? Because he couldn’t cover? Whatever….

  1. Shaq Thompson (Carolina Panthers)

Age:22
Overall:83
Agility:86
Play Rec:85
Block Shed:85

Now I know you’re going another 80+ rated players, but here me out. Outside of Luke Kuechly he is the best non-pass rushing linebacker in the league to build around and should be the 2nd linebacker you take in draft leagues. He’s literally great in every category you could want for a linebacker. He has 78 man and 82 zone, 83 hit power, 85 play rec, 85 block shed and 83 hit power. To make it even crazier is he’s 22 with a quick development trait. He’s a 90+ rated player in hiding and all I can say is Panther fans you’re lucky, you guys have him Cash and Kuechly on the same squad to start, life is not fair!!!. So, without a doubt Shaq Thompson proves why he sits atop Sports Gamers Online Top 10 sleeper coverage outside linebacker list.

Alright people, do you agree with the list? If not do you have somebody that’s been balling for you that you think should get a shout out leave it in the comments and stay tuned for more Madden 17, so subscribe to our Youtube if you haven’t so you don’t miss anything we put out.