The 2012 NFL draft is now T minus one week, and while all the attention is on the offensive side of the ball this year, everybody knows defense wins championships.
April 26-28 can't come soon enough for true football enthusiasts.
This in-depth look at just who the top 20 defensive players happen to be will help shine some light on who your favorite franchise will select come next week.
In a draft loaded with tons of unquestionably raw talent, it's good to know what each team is looking for and what they'll get.
After the initial onslaught of offensive talent is taken, the floodgates will open on the defensive side of the ball as the bulldozers, bruisers and ball hawks quickly come off the board.
Keep these guys in mind when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is announcing your team's selection.