Ryan Williams and Mikel Leshoure:
Leshoure and Williams are in similar situations. Both players missed their first seasons due to injury, which will inevitably draw comparisons to Ben Tate. Unfortunately for Williams and Leshoure, that's where the similarities end.
Unlike the dominant Houston offensive line, the Cardinals and Lions' respective groups still aren't set up to dominate the line of scrimmage. Also, Williams' health still appears uncertain, while Leshoure has had some off-field issues this offseason.
I believe Amukamara will have a good second season after sustaining injuries early as a rookie. However, I think he will remain a role player in New York as Terrell Thomas returns and Corey Webster remains one of the most underrated players in the league.
Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram:
Jordan made a small impact for the Saints last season. He didn't really show any flashes that would indicate a massive change this season either.
Ingram is part of an offense that is never going to heavily rely on him. He is the type of back that could carry the ball 25 times a game, but that will never happen in New Orleans.
Dalton is one of many many rookies that cannot break out next year because of the high level he played at as a rookie.
The Oakland Raiders guard will get a lot more coverage this year when Darren McFadden returns. However, that coverage is the only thing that will change. Wisniewski was a dominant force as a rookie, too.
He also appears to be an option to start at center this year.
Locker really impressed me during his limited time on the field as a rookie. I fully expect him to be a big-time starter in the future.
However, I also think Matt Hasselbeck has one more year left in him, and Locker would be better off starting in his third year.
Sam Acho and KJ Wright:
Acho and Wright are two linebackers on teams that don't get much national attention—the Seahawks and Cardinals. Both players had big rookie seasons which should continue into next year. However, they are essentially in the same boat as Wisniewski.
Ridley showed a lot as a rookie. His role in the New England Patriots offense will increase this year, but he will remain a complementary piece as long as Tom Brady is healthy.
Sherman had an amazing rookie season. In order for him to break out this year though, he would need to hit Darrelle Revis' level; so it's unfair to put him on this list.