- Matt Williamson, ESPN.com
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.
What does it take to become an elite NFL center? Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the attributes that teams look for at this vital spot.