Some of the more undervalued players in the NFL are the kickers and the punters. The best punters in the NFL can give teams that extra edge they need on special teams to gain critical field position that would otherwise be lost. Which punters are best at booting long and pinning the opposition deep in their own territory?

#1: Johnny Hekker

The Rams punter has been one of the best in the NFL over the past few seasons, and proved it again by leading the league in average punting distance in 2015. He also led the league in net punting, with an average of 44.9 yards per punt. Hekker also led the league with a whopping 41 punts inside the opponent’s 20 yard line.

#2: Pat McAfee

The Colts had to punt the ball a lot last season thanks to some offensive struggles, but McAfee’s consistency never wavered. He finished 4th in net punting average with 43.1 yards per punt. He was also second in average punting distance, at 44.7 yards per punt.

#3: Sam Koch

The Ravens had to punt the ball a lot after Joe Flacco went down with an injury, but that didn’t stop Koch from being one of the best punters in the NFL. Koch was second in the NFL in net punting average with 44.3 yards per punt and he also downed a respectable 29 punts inside the 20 yard line.

#4: Dustin Colquitt

Colquitt might not punt the ball very far, but he’s highly effective in several other ways. Colquitt was third in the NFL with 37 punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

He also allowed only 6.5 yards per punt, a sign of the solid placement and angling that makes Colquitt so good.

#5: Marquette King

This Raiders punter has a big leg and he’s not afraid to send kicks booming. In 2015, King showed off his touch by placing a whopping 40 punts inside the 20 yard line, good for second in the NFL.

King also allowed only 6.7 yards per return, proving that he is more than just a punter with a big leg.

#6: Brett Kern

With a rookie quarterback at the helm, it’s no surprise that Brett Kern punted the 5th most times in the league. He did a great job with those punts, knocking 34 of them inside the 20 yard line, good for fourth best in the NFL.

Kern averaged 47.4 yards per punt, also good for fourth in the league. To move even further up this list, Kern will have to improve upon his paltry net average of 40.6 yards per punt.

#7: Donnie Jones

This Eagles punter had a productive year in 2015, finishing 3rd in net punting average with 43.4 net yards per punt. Jones also managed to place 29 of his punts inside the 20 yard line. It’s even more impressive that Jones was able to hold opposing return men to only 5.1 yards per punt.

#8: Sam Martin

Sam Martin continued to one of the mostimpressive punters in the NFL after a highly successful yearin 2014. Martin finished 6th in net NFL punting average with 42.7 yards per punt. He also allowed only 6.1 yards to return men in 2015.

#9: Chris Jones

The Cowboys punter had a solid year in 2015, finishing 5th in net punting average with 42.8 yards per punt. He also managed to down more than 39% of the punts he hit inside the twenty yard line, an enviablestatistic for any punter in the NFL.

#10: Andy Lee

The former 49erspunter had a good year for the struggling team in 2015, placing 31 of his 92 punts inside the 20 yard line. Lee was also able to make sure opposing didn’t return many punts for touchdowns, limiting opposing punt returners to just 6.4 yards per return. The 49ers better hope they didn’t make a mistake when they drafted Bradley Pinion and traded the 3 time Pro Bowler to the Browns.

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