The Bears are considering members of a very good defensive tackle draft class among their core of possibles for the No. 19 pick on Thursday evening. If one of those turns out to be the choice, defensive tackle Stephen Paea has a few words of wisdom to share.Paea, voted by teammates as the winner of the rookie edition of the 2011 Brian Piccolo Award (linebacker Nick Roach was the veteran winner), came in last year as the Bears No. 2 pick. He learned that what worked in college didnt work in the NFL and youd better learn a different mindset first of all.Trust your keys, No. 1, and believe what the coaches are saying, Paea said. Its not like college where you can just run past offensive linemen with your speed and strength.In the NFL, that is just not going to happen.
Paea has some advice for rookie DT
April 24, 2012, 4:42 pm