let me give a simple example to put things in scale. if i was going to sign a d1 center, who was a reb/def type (non scoring) - i would take a 95 ath, 95 reb, 90 def/sb/sta big over a 90 ath/reb/def/sb/sta big who also had 30 speed, bh, and passing. those 10 points of ath/reb are worth about 100 points of spd/bh/pass at the 5, in this situation. well, maybe a lot more than 100, but 10 vs 100 is where i start wondering if id make that trade.
once again, this falls in the real life vs hd category. i think its a major weakness in the engine, and should be changed. passing in centers especially in triangle was something i planned to build on in my early theories, but my studies in my prime all pointed to it being just a hair away from window dressing.