What player(s) you feel must step up their game next season? Veterans who may have fell off or taken a step back. And rookies or 2nd year players who most need to prove themselves.
Ngata would be the easy pick for vet, IMO. But, between injury and a perceived lack of hunger, I don't expect too much from him anymore, certainly not the Ngata of 5 yrs ago. If he's planning to retire soon or not sign w/another team, can't blame him for not restructuring his current contract. But, that tells me something. Sizzle's contract restructure and his entering camp last yr in terrific shape...being a recent DPOY tells me at least his heart is in football and being a Raven4life so I wouldn't say him. My vet picks would be Rice and Pierce. Despite OL issues, Pierce just seemed soft to me and Ray's in redemption mode, on & off the field.
Newbies? I would say Elam, Wagner, & Brandon Williams. Elam's high draft status & intended switch to his natural SS position; Wagner's fight for starting RT, and Williams' coming from a small school and being traded up for...I'm anxious to see what this kid can do in a full season.