The Longhorns senior finished his college career with 231 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, six passes defensed, and two interceptions.
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Here's a scouting report on Hicks via Burnt Orange Nation:
"The injury history of Hicks makes him something of a risk for any team, but it speaks to his accomplishments as a senior that his stock is now at a much higher level than it was a year ago. Either an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense or an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense, Hicks doesn't have any particular constraints schematically other than his weaknesses in beating blocks and a lack of prototypical size for an NFL linebacker.
It's his physical skills that will make him appealing to an NFL team, according to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.
"Hicks sticks to the script and "plays through a straw" -- seeing just what is in front of him -- but he has the necessary size, speed and athleticism to stick in the league," Zierlein writes. "Hicks is an improving player who will live in the film room and might end up overdrafted on the upside potential."
If Hicks can stay healthy, he has starter upside and could have a long NFL career. He's not likely to ever become an All-Pro player or even challenge for that right given his limitations, but Hicks does have the physical and mental tools that will appeal to NFL teams.