Why 3 Is The Most Important Number In Football

Akiem Hicks
New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks Derick E Hingle USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans: DL Akiem Hicks

Cam Jordan rounded out into true first-round pick form, and Junior Galette inevitably grabbed attention, but it was Hicks — a former third-round selection — who emerged in the second half of 2013 to really add a new edge to the Saints’ D. Hicks played in 2/3 of the defensive snaps and finished with the eighth-best run defense grade among 3-4 defensive ends.

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