The Globe's Mike Reiss writes on Patriots second-round draft choice Ron Brace in today's editions, detailing his transition from Boston College to the pro game.
So on his first drive to work from the western part of the state last week, Brace fought traffic on Route 95 and his mind was racing about his transition to the pros. By the time he pulled up at his new 68,000-seat office, he felt energized.
"Seeing it in person, it was kind of an eye-opener," he said. "It woke me up and said, 'It's time to go to work.' When you first get here, you realize you're no longer in school, no longer on scholarship."
For more from Brace, check out the video above (from Friday's minicamp) or read the rest of Reiss's story.