Gridiron football has plenty of formational roles and positions to cover, in any given match-up or tactic deployed.

One main support role is the Outside Linebacker (OLB) position, which aims to cover the perimeters behind the guards and ends of your team (usually flanking the Middle Linebacker, MLB).

If you require some insight into a few of the best Madden NFL 21 OLBs in the game, here are some recommended players for you to scout for, especially if they are under 10,000 MUT coins each:

1) Kyle Van Noy (Miami Dolphins, Most Feared): OVR 87

– The 30-year old linebacker is a great addition to any MUT squad in Madden NFL 21, with his persistent runs towards opposition runners and tactical reads becoming his prime attributes on the field.

  • Pursuit, PUR (Run Defence): 92
  • Awareness, AWA (General): 91
  • Play Recognition, PRC (General): 91
  • Tackling, TAK (Run Defence): 86
  • Acceleration, ACC (General): 85
  • Power Moves, PMV (Pass Rush): 83

2) Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos, Team of the Week): OVR 87

– Accomplished American footballer, Bradley Chubb is another proper ‘tackler’ against any opposition runners. Utilizing his strength, physique and quick feet, he is always on hand to jump onto opponents breaking through the line of scrimmage.

  • Pursuit, PUR (Run Defence): 88
  • Hit Power, POW (Run Defence): 88
  • Block Shedding, BSH (Run Defence): 87
  • Strength, STR (General): 87
  • Finesse Moves, FMV (Pass Rush): 87
  • Tackling, TAK (Run Defence): 86

3) Khalil Mack (Chicago Bears, Core Elite): OVR 87

– Another respectable player on the field, Khalil Mack is a great reader of plays around the field, always available to block any potential running pathways through the defensive line while also very robust in his tackling.

  • Pursuit, PUR (Run Defence): 88
  • Awareness, AWA (General): 87
  • Play Recognition, PRC (General): 87
  • Power Moves, PMV (Pass Rush): 87
  • Block Shedding, BSH (Run Defence): 86
  • Tackling, TAK (Run Defence): 86

4) Whitney Mercilus (Houston Texans, Autumn Blast): OVR 86

– Whitney Mercilus may not always feature prominently in most Team of the Week rosters and promo cards, but his Autumn Blast Player Card does improve his abilities to those of an effective linebacker in the game, period.

  • Acceleration, ACC (General): 86
  • Hit Power, POW (Run Defence): 86
  • Power Moves, PMV (Pass Rush): 86
  • Pursuit, PUR (Run Defence): 85
  • Tackling, TAK (Run Defence): 84
  • Play Recognition, PRC (General): 84

5) Von Miller (Denver Broncos, Core Elite): OVR 86

– Utilizing his great composure and constant haggling of opponent runners, Von Miller showcases great determination and abilities befitting of a great OLB in Madden NFL 21.

  • Pursuit, PUR (Run Defence): 89
  • Awareness, AWA (General): 88
  • Play Recognition, PRC (General): 88
  • Power Moves, PMV (Pass Rush): 85
  • Block Shedding, BSH (Run Defence): 84
  • Tackling, TAK (Run Defence): 84

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