Iowa State entered spring with an abundance of depth at the defensive end position, and as the third week closes out, the competition is brewing.
Among the players to watch as spring ball progresses are ends Dale Pierson and Gabe Luna. Pierson played just three snaps in last season's opener before eventually gaining playing time while Luna missed the season with a lower back injury. Trent Taylor and Darius White are also keys in the mix this spring.
Iowa State defensive ends coach Stan Eggen talks about the position.