Quality centers growing in demand

Originally Published: October 15, 2009
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
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.