2012 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers San Francisco 49ers Should Target

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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers San Francisco 49ers Should Target
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The San Francisco 49ers will rely on the 2012 NFL draft to take their team to the next level.

In 2011, the 49ers proved how valuable the draft could be. They had five rookies who saw a significant amount of playing time. This goes to show that Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke have an uncanny eye for talent. 

What was unique about last year's draft was that the 49ers seemed to ignore conventional wisdom and instead went with their own gut feelings. This is proven in their selections of Aldon Smith, who was considered to be too raw a player for a Top 10 selection, and Bruce Miller, whom they converted from defensive end to fullback.

The following slides will highlight 2012's sleeper picks who can take the 49ers from one-season-wonders to decade-long contenders. 

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