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Rankins will be a key for U of L defense

Sheldon Rankins

With the loss of three experienced seniors on the defensive line, junior Sheldon Rankins will be a key for the University of Louisville heading into next season. Cardinal Authority takes a look at the defensive tackle position after spring football.

With three experienced seniors and a talented junior starting, the defensive line was the strength of the Louisville defense in 2013. With Roy Philon, Brandon Dunn, and Marcus Smith all lost to graduation, new faces must emerge up front. Complicating things, the defensive line is taking on many new responsibilities in Todd Grantham's 3-4 defense. One player poised to take advantage of his own...

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