Every season in the NFL, certain players emerge from nowhere to become Pro Bowl players. They come from good teams and bad, big-market teams and small-market.
Unfortunately, Pro Bowlers haven't been coming from the Oakland Raiders as frequently as they have in the past. Last year was the first time in a long time that a Raider player not named Shane Lechler or Nnamdi Asomugha made the Pro Bowl, when Richard Seymour and Zach Miller made the trip to Hawaii.
This year, the Raiders have a lot of free agents—25 to be precise.
Some of these men will be re-signed. Some will be let go and will make room for other players to have a shot at stardom.
What are the odds that Oakland can put more than the usual suspects into the Pro Bowl? Who are the previously unheralded players that have their best chance at making the Pro Bowl in years?
Let's take a look at a few of the players on the Raiders that can break out in the 2011 NFL season and their odds of earning a trip to Hawaii...