Akiem Hicks   #96 DT

Height: 6-5   Weight: 332   Age: 29

Born: 11/16/1989 San Jose , CA

College: Regina (Canada)

Experience: 8th season

High School: Del Campo HS [Fair Oaks, CA]

TCKL

55

SCK

7.5

FF

3

INT

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Combine 2012

Combine
Stats:

  • 40 Yard Dash5.23 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.75 secs
  • Vertical Jump31.5 inches
  • Broad Jump108.0 inches
  • Bench Press26.0 reps
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.86 secs

Strengths

Hicks has the frame to fit in nicely, not only at DT but potentially outside at end in a 3-4 scheme. He is athletic and shows a strong burst and agility off the snap to get into his opposing offensive linemen. He has decent strength to defeat blockers, but is more reliable to make an athletic move and quickly get into the backfield. He is athletic in open space, and this is where his value is most evident. He has NFL-caliber size, agility and burst off the ball.

Weaknesses

Hicks has been a slow developer who has played two full seasons of junior college ball (Sacramento City College) and then two seasons in Canada. It remains to be seen how readily adaptable his skills are to the pros given that level of competition. While teams might want him as an end based off his size, Hicks can get overwhelmed at the point of attack against double teams, and doesn't have many moves in his arsenal to counter. He is a decent run defender, but plays too upright at times; technique is the main hitch in his game in all aspects.

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