Oakland Raiders Who Could Make the Pro Bowl in 2012: Shane Lechler

The Oakland Raiders have a history of some of the league's best punters. For a long time, Ray Guy has been considered one of, if not the greatest punter to have ever played in the NFL. For the past 12 years, Shane Lechler has done his best to unseat Guy as the best punter in the history of the league. While doing so, Lechler has easily laid claim to being the best punter of his era.

Lechler is a 7x Pro Bowler, a 9x All Pro and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000's. Much like Sebastian Janikowski, Lechler has only seemed to get better as he has gotten older. In 2011, he set the franchise record for longest punt with an 80 yard blast (79 yards of which were in the air). Lechler has shown no signs of slowing down, has not had any injury problems in his career and has grown better and more consistent with every year that passes. Lechler has made the last five Pro Bowls in a row, and that streak does not look like it will end any time soon as he should be another shoe in for the 2012 Pro Bowl.

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