The selection came as a surprise. The Eagles hadn't shown a ton of pre-draft interest in him and the team already has a logjam at linebacker. Many expected Philadelphia to address the offensive line or the safety position late on Day 2. Instead, Hicks is the pick.
The linebacker fits the Eagles' offseason pattern of acquiring players with injury issues. Hicks played in all 13 games in 2014, but he dealt with a hip injury and an Achilles injury early on at Texas.
It seems like Hicks could be an eventual replacement to DeMeco Ryans (AKA Mufasa) based on this sentiment:
Seems like the #Eagles like Jordan Hicks as a MIKE LB. He talked about his ability to get defensive front lined up and intelligence.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) May 2, 2015
In the meantime, he will likely serve as depth and contribute on special teams.
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