Biography: Four-year starter at Connecticut who spent most of his time at right tackle.
Positives: Big, strong blocker best in confined quarters. Works to bend his knees, quickly gets his hands into defenders, and plays with a nasty attitude. Stays square, controls opponents at the point of attack and makes effective use of blocking angles. Better than average skill getting out to the second level to engage linebackers.
Negatives: Stiff, struggles to adjust and displays poor footwork in pass protection. Not a dominant drive blocking lineman.
Analysis: Hicks has been productive and durable at Connecticut and is a college tackle better off at guard in the NFL. does not possess the great upside yet the ability to be used at several positions on the line makes him an inexpensive utility blocker for an NFL team.
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