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bonethug0108
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


Point is being physically gifted doesn't make you a good football player or even a good athlete.

You can get by in college for the most part if you're bigger, taller, faster but in the NFL you need to be a good player.

That's why some small dudes who weren't seen as great in college can come in and do well, sometimes better than guys that have the size.






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DrunkHat
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


Completely understand, but who's to say he won't be a top player in the draft. With little experience he has, he's turned enough heads to be considered one of the top DE's in the draft. I just see his potential and its off the charts. Football can be taught, being a gifted athlete cannot. Not having much football experience gives him as little bad habits as is it does good..





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DrunkHat
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


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bonethug0108
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


Yeah I'm definitely not saying he'll be a bust, just that with guys like that the potential is slightly greater. On the flip side their upside is usually higher.

It's a risky pick, and in the first round it means high risk high reward. Tough decision.






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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


quote:

DrunkHat


Stop it.






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DrunkHat
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


Thanks for the input. Very insightful...





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kizomich
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re: Why is everyone sold on Akiem Hicks being a solid 3-4 DE?


I don't think most people are sold on anything when it comes to this D line. Jordan's pretty good and he'll start. That's all I know.





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