2012 NFL Mock Draft: 5 Teams That Need To Toughen Up Against the Run

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: 5 Teams That Need To Toughen Up Against the Run
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Despite the NFL becoming more reliant on the passing game, thus forcing defenses to beef up the coverage, running the ball and stopping the run consistently are vital to consistently winning.

Now, we know teams like Cleveland, Tampa Bay,and St. Louis need to significantly improve their run defenses. However, they also need to improve many other areas.

As for the following five teams, their need to stop the run is extremely important as it's one of their few weaknesses. Whether it's a DE, DT or ILB, as long as the player can help improve the run defense it doesn't matter.

That said, here are five prospects to help them toughen up via the 2012 NFL draft.

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