Brace gets mental game up to speed

After a challenging rookie season, Patriots' big man says he gets it now

Updated: May 26, 2010, 9:04 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots selected Ron Brace in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, one of the attributes that appealed to Coach Bill Belichick was his size.

"Big man, powerful, explosive. He gives a good element of size and power," Belichick said on the day the team picked Brace 40th overall.

That size and power was hardly spotted on the field last season, leading some to ask the question: What happened to the highly touted Brace?

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