Risers and Fallers: Defense

Today we’ll take a look at the risers and fallers of the spring on the defensive side of the ball. Hint: it was really difficult to find any fallers on defense. Everyone seemed to steadily improve across the board, and if anyone gave any ground, it was due to injuries.


Defensive Line

Virginia Tech got very good defensive line play from their starters this spring, and it’s tough to pick between a couple of guys as the “riser.” I’m going with Ken Ekanem (6-3, 245, r-So.), who locked down a starting spot at defensive end after being banged up his first two seasons in Blacksburg.