Madden 18 Best MUT Defensive Players at Each Position

Madden 18 Best MUT Defensive Players at Each Position

MUT might just be the biggest mode in Madden 18, which is why we've put together this guide on earning coins and other items as quickly as possible.

We've assembled this Madden 18 Ultimate Team guide to lay out the best MUT defensive players for you, so you know exactly who to go for in the MUT auction house, as well as being able to identify which cards are being overpriced.

As always, we have a wealth of additional Madden 18 guides, including a full Longshot story mode guide and a guide on how to earn MUT coins quickly, all of which can be found in our Madden 18 tips and tricks guide hub.

Madden 18 Best MUT Defensive Players

In the guide below you'll find the best MUT players available in the auction house, sorted by their position on the field. We'll also be detailing the most relevant stats for each position, such as power moves and finesse moves for defensive ends, and speed for the cornerbacks.

Madden 18 Best MUT LEs

Your left defensive end is responsible for trying to make it to either the QB or the running back with the ball as quickly as possible, going through or round any offensive linemen in their way.

  • Khalil Mack (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 82
    • TAK - 89
    • BKS - 89
    • PWM - 87
    • FNM - 89
  • Brandon Graham (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 73
    • TAK - 87
    • BKS - 87
    • PWM - 90
    • FNM - 86
  • Joey Bosa (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 75
    • TAK - 82
    • BKS - 87
    • PWM - 88
    • FNM - 91
  • Jadeveon Clowney - (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 82
    • TAK - 86
    • BKS - 88
    • PWM - 89
    • FNM - 81
  • Michael Bennett (87 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 68
    • TAK - 87
    • BKS - 89
    • PWM - 87
    • FNM - 76

Madden 18 Best MUT REs

Your right defensive ends share exactly the same responsibilities as your left defensive ends: get to the QB, and get to the QB quickly.

  • John Abraham (91 OVR) - Type: Legends
    • SPD - 85
    • TAK - 87
    • BKS - 90
    • PWM - 92
    • FNM - 83
  • J.J. Watt (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 72
    • TAK - 88
    • BKS - 90
    • PWM - 89
    • FNM - 84
  • Calais Campbell (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 66
    • TAK - 89
    • BKS - 89
    • PWM - 83
    • FNM - 90
  • Cameron Jordan (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 73
    • TAK - 88
    • BKS - 89
    • PWM - 89
    • FNM - 79
  • Charles Hayley (88 OVR) - Type: Legends
    • SPD - 80
    • TAK - 87
    • BKS - 85
    • PWM - 86
    • FNM - 82

Madden 18 Best MUT DTs

Your defensive tackles are charged with stopping anybody on the offense from making their way past the defensive line, be this a running back taking off, or a QB on the run.

  • Aaron Donald (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 77
    • TAK - 87
    • BKS - 87
    • PWM - 90
    • SNM - 81
  • Kawann Short (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 64
    • TAK - 88
    • BKS - 90
    • PWM - 88
    • FNM - 79
  • Ndamukong Suh (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 66
    • TAK - 84
    • BKS - 85
    • PWM - 86
    • FNM - 76
  • Geno Atkins (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 72
    • TAK - 84
    • BKS - 84
    • PWM - 89
    • FNM - 78
  • Fletcher Cox (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 74
    • TAK - 86
    • BKS - 85
    • PWM - 88
    • FNM - 78

Madden 18 Best MUT LOLBs

Your left outside linebackers operate exclusively on their half of the field, stopping any running or passing plays in between the defensive line and the secondary.

  • Charles Haley (91 OVR) - Type: Legends
    • SPD - 86
    • TAK - 92
    • PRC - 91
    • PWM - 92
    • FNM - 87
  • Von Miller (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 81
    • TAK - 89
    • PRC - 89
    • PWM - 88
    • FNM - 91
  • Justin Houston (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 78
    • TAK - 89
    • PRC - 88
    • PWM - 89
    • FNM - 88
  • Melvin Ingram (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 75
    • TAK - 86
    • PRC - 88
    • PWM - 88
    • FNM - 87
  • Vic Beasley Jr. (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 82
    • TAK - 84
    • PRC - 86
    • PWM - 85
    • FNM - 91

Madden 18 Best MUT MLBs

Your middle linebackers patrol the middle section of the defense, and are typically charged with covering more than they are blitzing. Either way, they typically feature in more formations than either the left or right linebacker position.

  • Luke Kuechly (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 80
    • TAK - 91
    • PRC - 91
    • PUR - 91
    • ZCV - 85
  • Jerrel Freeman (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 76
    • TAK - 91
    • PRC - 90
    • PUR - 91
    • ZCV - 87
  • Bobby Wagner (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 82
    • TAK - 90
    • PRC - 89
    • PUR - 90
    • ZCV - 82
  • Zach Brown (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 82
    • TAK - 87
    • PRC - 87
    • PUR - 86
    • ZCV - 85
  • Jordan Hicks (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 78
    • TAK - 86
    • PRC - 87
    • PUR - 86
    • ZCV - 85

Madden 18 Best MUT ROLBs

As you might expect, it's the right outside linebacker's job to patrol the right section of the field. This position typically blitzes more often than either of the other linebacker positions, so strength and speed is crucial here.

  • Willie McGinest (91 OVR) - Type: Legends
    • SPD - 85
    • TAK - 87
    • PRC - 92
    • PWM - 90
    • FNM - 87
  • Sean Lee (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 78
    • TAK - 90
    • PRC - 91
    • PWM - 78
    • FNM - 77
  • Vontaze Burfict (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 73
    • TAK - 89
    • PRC - 90
    • PWM - 84
    • FNM - 72
  • K.J. Wright (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 74
    • TAK - 90
    • PRC - 91
    • PWM - 80
    • FNM - 75
  • James Harrison (87 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 68
    • TAK - 88
    • PRC - 88
    • PWM - 90
    • FNM - 88

Madden 18 Best MUT CBs

The cornerback is effectively the only thing standing in between the opposing wide receivers, and your endzone. Your CBs will need to be fast, athletic, and be able to generally challenge any opposing receivers for airborne balls.

  • Rod Woodson (91 OVR) - Type: Legends
    • SPD - 90
    • MCV - 90
    • ZCV - 89
    • PRS - 80
    • PRC - 85
  • A.J. Bouye (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 84
    • MCV - 90
    • ZCV - 91
    • PRS - 91
    • PRC - 89
  • Chris Harris Jr. (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 87
    • MCV - 91
    • ZCV - 90
    • PRS - 90
    • PRC - 91
  • Aqib Talib (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 83
    • MCV - 88
    • ZCV - 90
    • PRS - 90
    • PRC - 86
  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 87
    • MCV - 91
    • ZCV - 86
    • PRS - 83
    • PRC - 90
  • Richard Sherman (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 83
    • MCV - 85
    • ZCV - 90
    • PRS - 89
    • PRC - 88

Madden 18 Best MUT FSs

The free safety position is typically used for zone coverage in the secondary, but can also be frequently used for either man coverage or blitzes.

  • Sean Walter (95 OVR) - Type: Master
    • SPD - 92
    • PRC - 88
    • MCV - 78
    • ZCV - 93
    • PUR - 95
  • Steve Atwater (91 OVR) - Type: Legends
    • SPD - 87
    • PRC - 87
    • MCV - 80
    • ZCV - 88
    • PUR - 92
  • Earl Thomas III (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 86
    • PRC - 89
    • MCV - 82
    • ZCV - 86
    • PUR - 89
  • Devin McCourty (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 84
    • PRC - 90
    • MCV - 84
    • ZCV - 89
    • PUR - 87
  • Harrison Smith (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 81
    • PRC - 88
    • MCV - 77
    • ZCV - 86
    • PUR - 85

Madden 18 Best MUT SSs

The strong safety position in Madden is typically used for either man or zone coverage, but the position can be used to blitz, and is the more common position among safeties to be used for blitzes.

  • Eric Weddle (90 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 81
    • PRC - 91
    • MCV - 84
    • ZCV - 91
    • PUR - 90
  • Landon Collins (89 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 84
    • PRC - 86
    • MCV - 80
    • ZCV - 88
    • PUR - 90
  • Kam Chancellor (88 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 82
    • PRC - 88
    • MCV - 78
    • ZCV - 86
    • PUR - 85
  • Eric Berry (87 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 85
    • PRC - 87
    • MCV - 79
    • ZCV - 86
    • PUR - 85
  • Reshad Jones (87 OVR) - Type: Core Elite
    • SPD - 80
    • PRC - 87
    • MCV - 75
    • ZCV - 81
    • PUR - 85

If you need anything else relating to Madden 18, why not check out our guide explaining the new MUT Squads mode, or our complete guide to Franchise mode.

There you have it, the extensive list of the best MUT defensive players available at every single position across the field. Now you need to save up the coins (or get very lucky in a pack) in order to earn one of these rare players.

Hirun Cryer

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