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Scouts Inc: Off the Beaten Path

Originally Published: December 3, 2004
By Jason Langendorf | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
Remember the days when just about any offensive linemen who didn't have meathooks for hands qualified as a candidate for NFL tight end?

No more. Today's prototype has the body of a power forward, the agility of a shortstop and the versatility of a decathlete. And because coaches are constantly searching for ways to diversify their offense, create favorable matchups and counter rampant zone schemes, the demand for (and willingness to develop) members of the sleek new breed has skyrocketed.

Check out these four trendsetters and the impact they've had on roto-heads.

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