Madden 21 The Yard Prototypes: Full List of Archetypes

The Yard is a new street football mode in Madden 21.
The Yard is a new street football mode in Madden 21. / Photo by EA Sports/Cole Kmet

Madden 21 The Yard Prototypes are specific skill trees players can build their characters around in the new street mode.

The Yard brings Madden to the streets giving fans a new take on the popular NFL Street franchise. The mode drew comparisons to FIFA's Volta mode where rules are forgotten, skill is amplified and there's more of an arcade feel to it.

Part of building your character in The Yard starts with Prototypes. These are specific skill trees based on certain NFL players with appropriate abilities attached.

Madden 21 The Yard Prototypes: Full List of Archetypes

Here are all of the Prototypes, including their corresponding players and unique abilities, in Madden 21's The Yard:

Truzz - Lamar Jackson

  • First One Free - High fakeout rate on next juke, spin or hurdle

The Buffalo - Josh Rosen

  • Wrecking Ball - High success rate on next three trucks or stiff arms

Golden Arm - Aaron Rodgers

  • Gambler - Faster passes that can't be picked off by AI defenders

RACzilla - Julio Jones

  • RAC 'Em Up - Wins RAC catches vs. single coverage

U Can't Guard - Michael Thomas

  • Maximum Security - High success rate on possession catches

The Lock - Stephon Gilmore

  • Shutdown - Tighter coverage and more INTs on contested catches

Jacked Up - Jamal Adams

  • Zone Hawk - More INTs in zone coverage

Fast Cat - Christian McCaffrey

  • First One Free

The Magician - Saquon Barkley

  • Grab and Smash - High success rate on stiff arm/truck post-catch

Brick Wall - Calais Campbell

  • Avalanche - Downhill hit-sticks force fumbles

The Blanket - Bobby Wagner

  • Zone Hawk

Manimal - Mark Andrews

  • Maximum Security

Zeus - Travis Kelce

  • RAC 'Em Up

Additionally, there are 17 secondary skills unlocked by leveling up certain Prototypes. Those skills are as follows:

  • Acrobat - Diving swats and interceptions
  • Pick Artist - Better catching and improved stamina on INT returns
  • Tip Drill - Higher chance to catch tipped passes
  • Comeback - Reduced Zone objectives while losing
  • Deep Out Elite - Improved catching on deep passes outside the numbers
  • Short Out Elite - Improved catching on short passes outside the numbers
  • Deep In Elite - Improved catching on deep passes inside the numbers
  • Pocket Deadeye - Perfect pass accuracy while throwing from the pocket
  • Lurker - Spectacular catch animations for lurking defenders
  • Short Route KO - Improved knockouts in man vs. short routes
  • Escape Artist - Improved scrambling speed behind the line of scrimmage
  • Deep Route KO - Cut-sticks guarantee tackles and add fumble chance
  • Juke Box - Faster juke animations
  • Enforcer - Guaranteed tackle after hit-sticking ball carriers
  • Inside Deadeye - Perfect pass accuracy on throws inside the numbers
  • Mid In Elite - Improved catching on medium passes inside the numbers
  • Spin Cycle - Faster spin animations