2012 NFL Draft: 7 Defensive Stars on the Rise

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2012 NFL Draft: 7 Defensive Stars on the Rise
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There are a lot of defenders getting attention from NFL general managers and scouts for the 2012 NFL draft, but there are some that have slipped under the radar thus far.

With the combine and pro days still yet to come, there is plenty of time for these seven defenders to catch the eyes of an NFL team and shoot up their draft board.

Defenders are becoming a more crucial commodity in today's NFL, where the scoring exceeds 30 points on a frequent basis.

These seven guys are not highly touted as of yet, but as the 2012 NFL draft draws closer, teams will realize more and more how much they will need talent on defense and will move these guys up.

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