Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde both land in the Top 10 in Madden 23 ratings

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Buffalo Bills safeties land in the Top 10 in Madden 23 ratings

Even though the resume should speak for itself, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer seemingly are overlooked when there are discussions about who the best safeties in the league are. The end of the season was the first time either player was named to All-Pro teams with Jordan Poyer being named first-team and Micah Hyde named to the second-team and was a step in the right direction.

That recognition carried over to Madden 23 ratings as both players finished in the Top 10 in overall ratings. Micah Hyde earned an overall rating of 91, which is tied for fifth highest among safeties, and Poyer has an overall rating of 90, which is tied for seventh at the position.

This is a notable change as last year neither player was in the Top 10 at safety. It is also clear that the Buffalo Bills have the top safety duo in this year’s game as Buffalo is the only team with two safeties in the Top 10.

When looking past the overall ratings for the Madden 23 ratings both Poyer and Hyde have similar ratings. The biggest difference is that Micah Hyde has a play recognition rating of 97 compared to Poyer, who is 90. It is also interesting to note that Madden views Hyde as the better defender in man coverage with an 84 rating compared to Poyer’s 80 however Poyer is better in zone coverage with a 94 to Hyde’s 91.

Madden 23 ratings for Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin

The other two safeties on the Buffalo Bills roster, Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin, however received much lower overall ratings with Johnson’s rating being 68 and Hamlin’s rating two points lower at 66.

This isn’t really overly surprising as neither player has played much at the position during their time in the NFL after being drafted by the Buffalo Bills with how durable Poyer and Hyde have been during their career with the Buffalo Bills.