Top Rated Eagles Players:
LT, Jason Peters—96 overall
RB, LeSean McCoy—95 overall
RE, Trent Cole—95 overall
LE, Jason Babin—93 overall
Michael Vick has an overall rating of an 89. His 90 overall speed rating is still formidable, but thanks to Robert Griffin III, he's not the fastest QB in the game anymore.
He does still boast a ridiculously strong arm. He has a 97 throwing power, but his overall was brought down by his awareness rating of 76. I personally think that is a bit low, but this is the hand he's been dealt.
Mike Kafka is a pretty significant fall-off from Vick. He has a 72 overall rating, and because he has only a 63 speed rating, you'll have to change your style of play if Vick gets injured.
Vick only has a 77 injury rating, so it is definitely a possibility.
That is a rating he does deserve.
LeSean McCoy is one of the most devastating weapons on the game, but if you pick the Eagles, you better hope he doesn't get hurt.
He has a 95 overall, which is the fourth-highest rating for a RB on the game. He has a 93 speed rating and a 99 elusiveness, so you can clearly see the game-breaking ability.
But the drop-off to the second-stringer is drastic.
Dion Lewis sits at a 72 overall, and his 85 speed is barely workable at RB.
The Eagles' fullback Stanley Havili isn't a major part of what they do on offense. That's a good thing, because he has only a 63 overall.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
The Eagles don't have a dominant receiver, but they have two solid speed merchants in DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. They are both rated an 86, which I believe is incorrect. There is no way Maclin is on par with Jackson.
Jackson has a 98 speed rating, while Maclin is at a 95, but Jackson should have a larger edge in catch rating and awareness.
Brent Celek is decent at TE with his 83 overall rating. He's not a game breaker, but he should be fairly dependable.
Jason Avant adds some depth as the third receiver. He has an 79 overall and that makes for a very effective receiving corp.
No matter who you start at left tackle, you'll miss Jason Peters. The bookend tackle will be injured if you use the pre-existing injury option, so that will probably leave Demetress Bell as your starter
That represents a huge fall-off from Peters.
Luckily Todd Herremans is on the other side, and he's one of the game's best right tackles. In real life, that's Vick's blind side, but in Madden you don't have a blind side, so there.
Evan Mathis does help strengthen the left side of the line. He has a 92 overall rating at left guard.
The right guard is a position of concern for the Eagles. Danny Watkins isn't a standout, but with Vick and McCoy in the backfield the running game should be fine.
The Eagles have pass-rushers galore. Jason Babin and Trent Cole had 29 sacks between them in 2011. They must be accounted for off the edge.
Cullen Jenkins and rookie Fletcher Cox round out what is a highly-rated defensive line on Madden 13.
A good strategy would be to control a linebacker while the talents of the Eagles front four does its damage.
You could basically pick lanes for penetrating, and help to set the edge with the LB.
Adding DeMeco Ryans is a big deal for the Eagles. He should provide some speed for gamers to take control of behind the nasty D-Line.
If you've played with the Eagles in the past, you know Ryans will be the best Eagles MLB on Madden since Jeremiah Trotter. The Eagles outside LB are young, small and explosive.
Rookie Mychal Kendricks is dinged in his ratings a bit because of inexperience, but look for his ratings to rise after a few updates. Brian Rolle is only 23 years old, but he had 54 tackles in 2011, still he has only a 71 overall rating.
In a Connected Careers, this unit has tremendous upside, but the outside linebackers are rated low to start.
The Eagles' secondary is one of the best—if not the best—defensive backs unit on Madden 13. Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen had nine INT between them in 2011.
OJ Atogwe is on the squad as well, and I think the best safety lineup is with him at strong safety with Allen at free safety.
They aren't exactly the Dream Team, as Asomugha isn't rated in top 10 defensive players this year, but he's still rock solid. DRC's athleticism and size makes him a solid match for just about any assignment, and Allen is a hitter at safety.
Alex Henery was pretty solid for the Eagles in 2011. He was 24-of-27 in field goals, and that has lead to an increase from his Madden 12 rating of 66. Chas Henry is decent at punter, but not one of the game's best.
Even though Madden 13 may not put DeSean Jackson back to return punts, most gamers probably will. He's so fast and dangerous, it's hard to ignore that 99 rating as a kick and punt returner.