Spring Football: Tech Has Options Up Front

Charley Wiles has a lot of talent returning on the defensive line this year.  The big guys up front will be the anchor of what should be a very good Virginia Tech defense.

First of all, heights and weights have not been updated on HokieSports.com.  For young defensive linemen, weight increase is very important.  All we have to go on is the interview Charley Wiles did with Andy Bitter several weeks ago in which he gave a weight update on a couple of r-freshman.  For this article we’ll use the HokieSports.com listed weight for all players except for Dadi Nicholas and Justin Taylor .

Tech has four defensive ends and three defensive tackles who have seen significant snaps in college games.  A fourth defensive tackle, Antoine Hopkins , won’t participate in spring drills because he is coming off a torn ACL.  He will be ready to go this summer, however.

Defensive Ends