NewOrleansSaints.com Joe Vitt's Monday Media Briefing
Assess what Akiem Hicks did at New England?
“He plays with power and leverage and has a lot of athleticism. We know based on where he played a year ago and its nothing against this program, but he is raw. We still need to get him quality reps and looks in the preseason. But he really is where we thought he was going to be. He is big and athletic. He wants to be a good player and has some real good power.”
Is it tough for young players to get into that defensive tackle spot?
“No. I don’t think so. When you are big and you have courage and athleticism, I think the league has proven that you can take defensive tackles from small colleges and they can transition into good players.”
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