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Saints Select Regina DT Akiem Hicks

After waiting nearly 27 hours from the start of the draft, the New Orleans Saints finally got to make a selection Friday night.

They didn’t select a household name, going north of the boarder to draft Regina (Canada) defensive tackle Akiem Hicks in the third round with pick No. 89.

Hicks, 6 feet 5 and 318 pounds, began his career in junior college before making a brief stop at LSU, then heading to Regina in Saskatchewan without ever playing for the Tigers.

“We are really excited about our pick, Akiem Hicks,” Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said. “He’s a guy we really studied. As late as Friday we probably spent and hour and a half to two hours on this player.

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