Madden 2013: Top Players Every Gamer Should Be Excited to Use

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 17:  Running back Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders rushes the football against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL preseason game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Playing Madden for the first time every year is a special experience for gamers. It makes everyone feel like a kid again no matter how old they are because there are always new features to try out and players everybody wants to dominate with.

Madden 2013 is no different. While there are no shortage of stars that gamers will surely gravitate toward right off the bat, let's take a look at three players who should be the most fun to control in this year's version of the popular video game.


Robert Griffin III

While there's something to be said for quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, who can deliver pinpoint passes on command, controlling a dual-threat signal-caller like Griffin brings another element to the table.

The Washington Redskins used the second overall pick on him, but there will be a lot of gamers who make him their first choice to play a game with. His combination of speed and throwing ability will cause headaches for opposing players.

Since the Redskins do have some viable targets on the outside in Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss, it's going to become difficult to stop Griffin once people get a handle on how to use him best.


Darren McFadden

McFadden was on track to have a monster season in 2011 before a foot injury cut his campaign short. Luckily, the video game version of the Oakland Raiders running back should be as electric as ever in an improved Raiders offense.

The best thing about McFadden is that he can truly do everything. He's capable of busting a big play to the outside or running up the middle to pick up tough yards. He can catch passes and even handle the Wildcat formation.

It's been a while since gamers have had reason to look forward to playing with the Raiders, but that's the case this season. Mostly thanks to McFadden.


Mario Williams

Since playing defense is just as important as playing offense, the list wouldn't be complete without a defensive stud. Williams moved from the Houston Texans to the Buffalo Bills during the offseason, but is still one of the most feared pass-rushers in the NFL.

Every gamer uses a different approach on defense. Some like to control linemen while others prefer linebackers or safeties. For those who prefer to control the front four, there won't be a better option than "Super Mario."

The Bills should have one of the best defensive lines in the league with Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Mark Anderson joining Williams, which should open him up to make a lot of key sacks.