Video Breaking down Louisville defensive ends

Cardinal Authority is running a position series as a preseason football feature to help you get familiar with the entire University of Louisville roster. Along with a breakdown of the position and a feature story each day we will do a video preview. Here's a look at today's video preview of the Louisville defensive end position.

The University of Louisville is strong on defense and primarily because of the return of some top members of the front seven, including All-ACC preseason performer Sheldon Rankins.

Rankins, a player we consider a defensive end because of the way he plays in Todd Grantham's system, is one of the top defensive players in the conference and was a key performer last season.

But the Cardinals have some other defensive end-type standouts in Drew Bailey, Pio Vatuvei, Nick Dawson-Brents, James Hearns and Trevon Young. You can also throw Devonte Fields, considered by many as a linebacker, in the mix.

The Cardinals are loaded at this position.

The Cardinals have finished fall camp and are back at practice on Tuesday night.

Here's a video from Cardinal Authority previewing the position battle:


Cardinal Authority Top Stories