Want to wreak havoc on your opponent? Then you need a talented DT

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The defensive tackle is the player who lines up on the interior of the defensive line, directly opposite of the opposing quarterback. Depending on the scheme you choose to run with in Madden NFL 22, you could have one or two of them lined up in the trenches, but they both serve the same purpose; put pressure on the quarterback.

As the players responsible for shoring up the middle of the field, while occupying blockers so that the linebackers and defensive ends have fewer obstacles to get to the quarterback. Having an elite defensive tackle is a vital part of any winning franchise in the NFL. Which is why we’ve chosen to create our very own tier list ranking some of the best defensive tackles in Madden NFL 22.

Since player ratings fluctuate throughout the NFL season, the following tier list is based on each player’s abilities by the end of the year (including the playoffs). 

Here is our official Madden NFL 22 defensive tackle tier list:

Tier S Players

  • Vita Vea (93), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Jonathan Allen (92), Washington Football Team
  • Chris Jones (91), Kansas City Chiefs
  • DeForest Buckner (90), Indianapolis Colts

Tier A Players

  • Fletcher Cox (89), Philadelphia Eagles
  • Michael Pierce (89), Minnesota Vikings
  • Kenny Clark (88), Green Bay Packers
  • Da’Ron Payne (87), Washington Football Team
  • Quinnen Williams (86), New York Jets
  • D.J. Reader (85), Cincinnati Bengals
  • Javon Hargrave (85), Philadelphia Eagles

Tier B Players

  • Linval Joseph (84), Los Angeles Chargers
  • Grover Steward (83), Indianapolis Colts
  • Sebastian Joseph-Day (83), Los Angeles Rams
  • Tyson Alualu (82), Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Brandon Williams (81), Baltimore Ravens
  • Ed Oliver (81), Buffalo Bills

Related: Madden NFL 22 Quarterback Tier List (June 2022)

Tier C Players

  • David Onyemata (80), New Orleans Saints
  • Derrick Brown (80), Carolina Panthers
  • Matthew Ioannidis (80), Washington Football Team
  • Al Woods (79), Seattle Seahawks
  • B.J. Hill (79), Cincinnati Bengals
  • Folorunso Fatukasi (79), New York Jets
  • Derrick Nnadi (78), Kansas City Chiefs
  • Harrison Phillips (78), Buffalo Bills

Tier D Players

  • Christian Barmore (77), New England Patriots
  • Dalvin Tomlinson (77), Minnesota Vikings
  • Greg Gaines (77), Los Angeles Rams
  • D.J. Jones (76), San Francisco 49ers
  • Daquan Jones (76), Carolina Panthers
  • Eddie Goldman (76), Chicago Bears
  • Jarran Reed (76), Kansas City Chiefs
  • Poona Ford (76), Seattle Seahawks

Tier E Players

  • Austin Johnson (75), New York Giants
  • Davon Godchaux (75), New England Patriots
  • Javon Kinlaw (75), San Francisco 49ers
  • Jonathan Hankins (75), Las Vegas Raiders
  • Larry Ogunjobi (75), Cincinnati Bengals
  • Brent Urban (74), Dallas Cowboys
  • Davon Hamilton (74), Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Gerald McCoy (74), Las Vegas Raiders

Tier F Players

  • Malik McDowell (74), Cleveland Browns
  • Maurice Hurst (74), San Francisco 49ers
  • Sheldon Rankins (74), New York Jets
  • Solomon Thomas (74), Las Vegas Raiders

That concludes our official Madden NFL 22 tier list ranking all of the best defensive tackles in the game. While we’ve have you, be sure to check out some of our other Madden content here at Gamer Journalist. Like all players rated 99 or higher in Madden 23 or when will the Madden 23 player ratings be revealed?