Photo of Quayvon Hicks

Combine Results

Grade
4.97 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 259LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

In a time where true fullbacks are not used regularly at the college or pro level, Hicks found a good home at Georgia, where he led the way for multiple 1,000-yard rushers. He played primarily on special teams for 12 games in his true freshman season before becoming a part of the offense the following season. Hicks started six games, playing 13, and getting his hands on the ball as a runner (10-72, one TD) and receiver (5-67) as a sophomore. He again started six of 13 games played in 2014, rushing nine times for 85 yards and two scores while catching four passes for 31 yards. His production dropped as a senior (4-9 rushing; 3-34 receiving), but his contributions as a blocker were acknowledged with an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Burly, well-­proportioned frame. Has booming power if he lands squarely as a downhill thumper. Plays with good speed to get out in front as lead blocker. Has experience with short yardage carries and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Former high school defensive tackle with plenty of physicality to his game. Able blocker in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Extremely inconsistent with reads on outside zone plays. Showed hesitation and assignment confusion on some snaps. Bulky in space with very average body control and ability to radar in on moving shifty targets. Missed bowl game with a knee injury.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

Sources Tell Us

"Old-school fullback with size and power. He had a play against South Carolina where he catches it and hurdles over a tackler like he's a five-­star running back. That caught my eye." -- AFC southeastern area scout

NFL Comparison

Jalston Fowler

Bottom Line

Imposing fullback with enough power to kick­ out defenders and strike linebackers with authority. Hicks' biggest issues appear to be processing his assignment quickly and consistently. With his size and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, he could get a call on Day 3 of the draft.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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