......Finally gets some love:
Bleacher Report has ranked Bears veteran Akiem Hicks as the best 3-4 defensive end in the NFL for the 2017 season.
"His response to his first blockbuster contract? An 8.5-sack season, an elite year for an interior defensive lineman. According to Pro Football Reference, Hicks recorded 19.5 tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage in 2017. … Expect Hicks to become a household name soon."
Ranked in five separate categories, Hicks earned 81 of a possible 100 points in snap quickness (13/15), pass rush (21/25), run defense (26/30), tackling (14/20) and position value (7/10).
Well deserved and way overdue. How the hell this guy isn't invited to the pro-bowl?, freaking ridiculous.