NFL Draft 2011: Nick Fairley and The Top 5 Can't-Miss Defensive Prospects

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NFL Draft 2011: Nick Fairley and The Top 5 Can't-Miss Defensive Prospects
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Draft talk is in full swing with the NFL Combine just weeks away. This draft looks to be top-heavy on defense, in fact, the top three picks could all be defensive lineman.

They may not play the most glamorous positions in football, but these guys are likely to get the most coveted positions on the draft board—the top 10.

Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, wideout A.J. Green and others are sure to make an impact at the next level. But they'll do so because of the players willing to do the dirty work.

Let's take a look at arguably the top-five defensive players available in this year's NFL draft. The future is now.

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