Jordan Hicks

Jordan Hicks

29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Arizona Cardinals
Questionable
Injury Toe
Est. Return 10/28/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Hicks could be worth ranking higher, especially early in the year, because he's been a very productive three-down player for Arizona. The issue is that the Cardinals have a lot of linebacker talent aside from him, which perhaps undercuts Hicks' job security. The first-round selection of Zaven Collins is especially concerning for Hicks — it's the second year in a row Arizona drafted a linebacker in the first round. Hicks will be a valuable IDP as long as he can hold off Collins and Isaiah Simmons long enough, it's just difficult to guess how long that might be the case. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2019.
Ready for Texans
LBArizona Cardinals
October 24, 2021
Hicks (toe) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Texans.
ANALYSIS
Hicks managed only a limited practice Friday, but that will be enough for him to suit up Sunday. Through six games this season, Hicks has recorded 42 tackles and three sacks.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Arizona CardinalsCardinals 2021 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

39439%
21093%
37537%
21193%
28628%
15267%
26626%
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15115%
7734%
11111%
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434%
4319%
252%
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Measurables Review
How do Jordan Hicks' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
236 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.78 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The max-tempo, pass-happy offense in Arizona has a way of piling up a lot of snaps quickly, meaning the defense doesn't spend long on the sidelines before they're called back out for more work. That resulted in a career-high 1,160 snaps for Hicks, which brought with it a career high of 150 tackles. His previous career high was 91, though injuries had a lot to do with that. If Hicks stays healthy all year again, then he should be able to mostly replicate last year's production. The addition of eighth overall selection Isaiah Simmons shouldn't be Hicks' problem - expect Simmons to take production from De'Vondre Campbell and Devon Kennard instead.
During his four-year tenure with the Eagles, Hicks had issues with durability, missing 21 regular-season contests due to a variety of injuries. When he was on the field, though, he averaged 5.9 tackles per game while tallying seven interceptions, five sacks and one defensive TD. In the move from Philadelphia to Arizona, Hicks will have to adjust to the 3-4 alignment preferred by coordinator Vance Joseph. On a positive note, Hicks doesn't have much competition for the all-important tackle - for IDP purposes - so his first campaign with triple digits may be in the offing.
Hicks has the upside for more than 100 tackles if he could ever stay healthy. Unfortunately, though, he ruptured his Achilles in Week 7 last year and missed half a season for the second time in his three years as a pro. Now, he'll not only have to stay healthy in order to shed the "injury-prone" label, he'll also have to prove he's regained his explosiveness that this injury notoriously saps from others. If he's able to make a full recovery and play at his prior level, the former Longhorn could surprise as an impact player in IDP leagues.
Hicks somehow finished last year with just 85 tackles on 971 snaps, and his IDP utility would have been significantly lower if not for his five interceptions. There's some buylow potential here, however, because Hicks posted 50 tackles on 450 snaps the year before. At the same time, he's shown unique interception production in both of his pro seasons, giving him seven total on 1,421 snaps. He's a former top recruit and 2014 third-round selection with standout athleticism, so improvement in his third season is quite plausible.
A generally unheralded third-round pick in the 2015 draft, Hicks would begin the season as Philadelphia's fourth inside linebacker but finish the year as the team's best one. Heading into 2016, he's poised to break out. Playing 450 snaps, Hicks finished his rookie year with 50 tackles (43 solo), one sack and two interceptions in eight games, at which point a torn pectoral muscle ended his year. In addition to the easy triple-digit tackle pace Hicks displayed, one has to be encouraged by his extremely high solo tackle percentage. He was medically cleared in April.
The Eagles’ coaching staff seems to like Hicks for his size, athleticism and football acumen. The third-round pick out of Texas will likely make the roster and be worked into the linebacker rotation; but, as we saw with the team’s first-round pick Marcus Smith last season, Hicks will need to earn his playing time.
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Listed as questionable
LBArizona Cardinals
Toe
October 22, 2021
Hicks (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Not practicing yet
LBArizona Cardinals
Toe
October 21, 2021
Hicks (toe) missed a second straight practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Continues to pace team in tackles
LBArizona Cardinals
October 19, 2021
Hicks had six tackles, including two sacks, during Sunday's 37-14 victory in Cleveland.
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Playing Week 6
LBArizona Cardinals
October 17, 2021
Hicks (toe) is active for Sunday's game at Cleveland, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Week 6 status up in air
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Toe
October 15, 2021
Hicks (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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