2012 NFL Draft: Ranking the 10 Best Defenders in Round 1

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2012 NFL Draft: Ranking the 10 Best Defenders in Round 1
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The 2012 NFL draft is stacked with defensive playmakers looking to restore the "defense wins championships" motto.

While NFL teams are hard at work figuring out their final positional rankings, fans can do nothing more than wait anxiously for the season to start.

In the spirit of filling the empty space between winter and fall, this slide show will rank the top defensive prospects in this year's draft class.

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