Jordan Hicks
Jordan Hicks
26-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Arizona Cardinals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2019.
Headed to desert
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
March 12, 2019
Hicks intends to sign a four-year, $36 million contract with Arizona, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The deal reportedly includes $20 million guaranteed, including a $12 million signing bonus. Hicks had some trouble staying on the field in Philadelphia, but there's never been much question about his performance, with the 2015 third-round pick recording 254 tackles (180 solo), 19 passes defensed, seven interceptions, six fumble recoveries and five sacks in 43 career games (40 starts). Hicks will need to adjust from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 scheme, though he does have some experience with the latter from his rookie season under Chip Kelly. There's no shortage of IDP potential, with Hicks likely handling a three-down role in the desert.
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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
2017
2016
2015
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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Notches career high in tackles
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 17, 2019
Hicks made nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints and finished the regular season with 91 tackles (61 solo), three sacks and five passes defensed.
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Ready to go for finale
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 30, 2018
Hicks (calf) is active Sunday against Washington.
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Questionable for season finale
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
Calf
December 28, 2018
Hicks (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.
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Returns to injury report
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
Calf
December 27, 2018
Hicks (calf) did not participate at practice Thursday.
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Absent from injury report
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 21, 2018
Hicks (calf) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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