To stop the opposing team's passing game, you're going to need good cornerbacks. Cornerbacks are the ones that are primarily responsible for covering the opponent's wide receivers, which means you'll want good defensive backs in Madden Ultimate Team. But who are the best starting MUT cornerbacks at Madden 21? Let's go over our top five basic MUT cornerbacks at Madden 21.
Not only are Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore the highest rated cornerback in head-to-head online action, but he has the best OVR (88) among corners in MUT. Standing at 6'1 '', Gilmore should be a solid game against taller wide receivers, and his attributes of speed (85), male coverage (88) and area coverage (86) are among the best. Match. Gilmore can get expensive, but he's worth the price, considering he'll play in any situation.
CB Richard Sherman revitalized his career with the 49ers, letting him enter 2020 as MUT's second-highest-rated cornerback. Sherman, like Gilmore, should be strong against tall wide receivers like Mike Evans given his 6-foot-3 height. Sherman's weakness is his speed (81) which is good but can leave him susceptible to being exposed by quick spreads. Still, it can be an effective rear, especially in area coverage formats given its 86 Zone Coverage attribute.
Rams CB Jalen Ramsey is MUT's third highest-rated base cornerback (85 OVR), behind only Stephon Gilmore and Richard Sherman (86 OVR). We like Ramsey a bit better than Sherman, though, as Ramsey not only has better speed (84 vs. Sherman's 81 attribute), but the old first-round pick is better man cover as well. Ramsey's 83-man coverage attribute is four points higher than Sherman's 79 rating. And at 6'1 '', Ramsey can compete well with larger and smaller wide receivers.
Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey lands on this list as his Speed and Man Coverage attributes put him above other corners in Madden 21. Armed with 85 Speed and 83 Man Coverage, along with many other solid rankings ( 86 Acceleration, 81 Play Reconnaissance), Humphrey can match quite well in a man blanket system.
Darius Slay Jr.
New Eagles CB Darius Slay Jr. has been a fan favorite among MUT players for years, in part thanks to the fact that he always has good speed ratings. And in Madden 21, Slay Jr. once again has strong racing attributes (86 Speed, 85 Agility, 82 Acceleration). In addition to these notes, Slay's 81 Zone Coverage attribute should put you at ease if you plan to perform many parts of Cover 2 Zone and Cover 3.
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