Another defensive rating reveal today for Madden 17 as EA releases the Top 5 Strong Safeties in Madden NFL 17. Most of this group are big hitters who find a home inside the box. You can find the full list of ratings below:

Reshad_jones_madden17Jones is a newcomer to the list and in a short period of time he has become the highest overall rated strong safety in Madden NFL 17. He has the speed to play coverage deep and the physicality to play in run support.


Chancellor will be best utilized in zone coverage where you can take advantage of all the new zone coverage options in Madden NFL 17. His hit power is among the highest in the league, most opponents will look to run their offense away from Chancellor as he can change the course of a game with one big hit.


Don’t call it a comeback! Chung re-joined the Patriots last season and had a great one. Alongside FS Devon McCourty, Chung was able to roam free in the Patriots secondary and play all over the field to show off his ability to play man or zone coverage from the strong safety spot. Chung is one of the most versatile strong safeties in Madden NFL 17.


Ward is a stereotypical strong safety where he plays with physicality and high energy. Utilize him in the box towards the line of scrimmage to help in the run game.


Burnett has been playing at a high level for the Packers secondary and is one of the taller safeties in the game. He will be best used in zone coverage and matched up near opposing tight ends in the slot.

Checkout out the video above to see our take on the latest ratings!

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Christopher Walker
I have been playing football games since 99’. All starting with the NFL Game Day demo and NFL Blitz on PlayStation, then I moved on to Madden for the next 5 years, where I really didn't know what I was going yet. I flirted with NFL 2K for a year, but have played Madden and NCAA (up until its demise last year) ever since steadily improving my game each year and developing a passion for the X’s and O’s part of football.