Jordan Hicks
Jordan Hicks
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2019.
Accrues double-digit tackles
LBArizona Cardinals
September 22, 2020
Hicks compiled 10 tackles (eight solo) and a tackle for loss during Sunday's 30-15 victory versus Washington.
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One week removed from posting a pedestrian (for Hicks) six tackles, he got on track with his first double-digit tally of the season. In his first campaign in a Cardinals uniform in 2019, he reached that threshold in nine of 16 games while playing every single defensive snap. On this latter point, Hicks actually missed five of 66 defensive snaps Week 2, but no health concern has yet been mentioned for the formerly injury-prone linebacker.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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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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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Picks up six tackles
LBArizona Cardinals
September 14, 2020
Hicks managed six tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss during Sunday's 24-20 victory in San Francisco.
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Finishes third in tackles in 2019
LBArizona Cardinals
January 9, 2020
Hicks ranked third in the NFL with 150 tackles (93 solo) in 16 games during the 2019 campaign.
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Six tackles in upset victory
LBArizona Cardinals
December 24, 2019
Hicks recorded six tackles and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 27-13 victory over Seattle.
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Will play Week 16
LBArizona Cardinals
December 20, 2019
Hicks (calf) does not have an injury tag for Sunday's game against Seattle, Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Limited on Thursday
LBArizona Cardinals
Calf
December 19, 2019
Hicks (calf) was listed as a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
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