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Ranking the AFC West kicking specialists

Our positional rankings series continues with the best group of kickers and punters in the NFL:

1. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland: One of the greatest weapons on the NFL. He’s getting better.

2. Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City: Veteran punter was finally recognized with a Pro Bowl berth last season.

3. Mike Scifres, San Diego: Typically overshadowed during his 10 years in the NFL, but he is a tremendous punter.

4. Matt Prater, Denver: His big leg is a perfect fit in the thin air.

5. Britton Colquitt, Denver: He’d be the best punter in most divisions.

6. Ryan Succop, Kansas City: A solid kicker who can get better.

7. Nick Novak, San Diego: Veteran has done a nice job for the Chargers.

8. Chris Kluwe, Oakland: Decent vet has early edge over green Marquette King to replace departed standout Shane Lechler.