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Quality centers growing in demand

10/15/2009 - NFL

A greater premium is put on the center position now than in recent memory. Free-agent pivot men are making more than ever, and it seems that every team in the league would love to have a quality center to rely on week after week and year after year.

One reason for this change is that many defenses are switching to a 3-4 scheme, which features a massive, space-eating nose tackle in the middle of the formation.