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Predicting the 10 Deepest Positional Units for the NFL's 2012 Season

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Predicting the 10 Deepest Positional Units for the NFL's 2012 Season
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The Ravens are lucky to have Ray Lewis. The Packers are lucky to have Aaron Rodgers. The Lions are lucky to have Calvin Johnson.

But the minute one of those superstars goes down with an injury, it can absolutely cripple their team.

Take Adrian Peterson and the Vikings, for example. If he is unable to recover from that ACL injury and cannot contribute as he has in the past, it will set Minnesota back a great deal: Toby Gerhart is good, but he's no Adrian Peterson.  

So in the NFL, that old cliche of "putting all your eggs in one basket" can be risky. 

That's why depth can be so important. Having a very deep corps at wide receiver or running back or linebacker can provide invaluable insurance against injury or offer a nice backup plan should a starter struggle. 

So which teams have the deepest positional groups? Here's a top 10. 

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