Ron Brace: Vince Wilfork’s Replacement or 4-3 DT Cohort?


Published: May 2, 2009


... New England Patriots drafted Ron Brace of Boston College with their second pick in the 2009 draft. This pick was a move with eyes on 2010: Although Wilfork has said in public how much he wants to stay, we simply don't know what he wants in his next contract.

Asante Samuel said much the same thing, but still cashed in when he hit free agency. So if Wilfork, who I really love as the Pats' NT, and the Patriots can't get on the same page, they have a very capable backup in Ron Brace.

Let's see how these two compare.

Here is's analysis on Ron Brace:

Positives: Square-framed, naturally large man. Surprising initial quickness off the snap to disrupt the play before it has a chance to begin. Good lateral quickness to slide down the line. Good use of hands to slap away the blockers' attempts to control him.

Good overall strength, especially in his lower body, to hold up at the point. Can anchor against the double-team and fl...

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