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Old 04-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Grading Saints Third Pick, Akiem Hicks.

Grading The New Orleans Saints Third Round Pick Defensive Tackle Akiem Hicks : New Orleans Saints

What do you guys think about him? I gave this pick a B-.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Media and fans will often try to bash a pick if they necessarily don’t understand the reasoning behind it. Just because you don’t agree with the pick or you may have graded a player differently, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a terrible choice. It just means your eyes and understanding the fundamentals of a player is different than an NFL organization.
I like it, especially the reasoning for not taking Crick...

As for the pick, I think he's a project with a lot of potential. Spagnoulo has a knack for fielding excellent lineman, I trust he will make Hicks the best he can be...
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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I'm projecting him to be in the rotation early.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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B minus...

Why? Why are you grading a player who hasn't played a down yet?
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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I would give the pick potential a C. He was courted by LSU so he has skills and he is huge. Will probably be part of a rotation on the back end, but as long as he fills a need he's worth the pick.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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I'll wait and see. In Loomis I trust !
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #7
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After defensive tackles Aubrayo Franklin and Shaun Rogers signing elsewhere this offseason as unrestricted free agents, the Saints needed to draft a prospect to potentially fill a spot in the rotation behind Brodrick Bunkley, who the Saints brought in during the offseason, and Sedrick Ellis.
Who did Franklin sign with? I have totally missed that transaction if there was one.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #8
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Who did Franklin sign with? I have totally missed that transaction if there was one.
Wikipedia says he is still a free agent
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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Wikipedia says he is still a free agent

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The NFL FA tracker doesn't have him signed with anyone yet, so I'm not sure where the opposite information is coming from?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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The NFL FA tracker doesn't have him signed with anyone yet, so I'm not sure where the opposite information is coming from?
That was my mistake. I could have sworn I read that he signed with Kansas City. I should have re-checked that.

Editing that part out. >_>
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