2006 Spring Football Preview: The Defensive Line

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The Virginia Tech defensive line was a major strength for the Hokies in 2005,
but heading into spring football 2006, it is a major question mark. There is
talent up front for the Hokies, but there is also some inexperience and depth
problems. If Tech can field another good line this fall, their defense can be
one of the best in the nation yet again. But if certain players don’t pan out,
the front four could be at its weakest point in the last several years.

Tech will enter 2006 with just one senior along the defensive line. Defensive
line coach Charley Wiles will be searching for depth at defensive end and
defensive tackle. Here is how we project the depth chart to look heading into
the spring.

Defensive
Line Depth Chart

End

Nose

Tackle

Stud
Chris Ellis (r-Jr.) Carlton Powell (r-Jr.) Barry Booker (r-Jr.) Noland Burchette (r-Sr.)
William Wall (r-Fr.) Hivera Green (r-Fr.) Kory Robertson (r-Jr.) Orion Martin (r-So.)
Cordarrow Thompson (r-Fr.)

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