NFL Draft 2012: Ranking the Top 10 Defensive Ends in This Year's Class

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NFL Draft 2012: Ranking the Top 10 Defensive Ends in This Year's Class
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In my continuing efforts to rank all the prospects in the 2012 class, I'm moving on to the defensive end position.

Note that when I say defensive end, I mean a 4-3 defensive end—a 3-4 defensive end is usually interchangeable with a 4-3 defensive tackle.

Since the NFL is becoming a quarterback's league, rushing the passer has become increasingly important. If you can do it well, like the Giants, you prevent Tom Brady from executing a game winning drive.

So who are the 10 best defensive end prospects in the class? Here's what I have on my big board.

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