2012 NFL Draft: 5 Areas San Francisco Needs to Address

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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Areas San Francisco Needs to Address
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The San Francisco 49ers have a few areas they need to address in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft. In his first year as an NFL head coach, Jim Harbaugh built a strong foundation for the 49ers in their 2011 season.

Building through the draft is imperative because it builds young depth on the roster without the pain of spending big money on free agents. Franchises that draft well stay prominent for years, while the franchises that don't have strong drafts year after year either stay as bottom feeders or become old fast.

After a strong draft last year that included Aldon Smith, Kendall Hunter and Chris Culliver, the 49ers have a strong young core to build upon.

Here is what the 49ers need to address in the 2012 NFL Draft. 

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