BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter and previous All-Conference selection who totaled 25/334/2 as a senior. Missed seven games last year while the NCAA ruled on his eligibility. Posted career-best numbers of 76/1,177/13 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Good-sized, consistent wideout with reliable hands. Sells routes, uses his frame to protect the pass and extends to pull the ball from the air. Gets vertical for the difficult reception, exposing himself to the big hit, and makes a lot of acrobatic grabs.
NEGATIVES: Mostly a one-speed receiver who lacks the second gear. Not a sharp route runner.
ANALYSIS: A solid pass catcher who comes away with the tough grab then picks up yardage running after the reception, Hicks is a solid late-round choice for a West Coast offense.