The Saints signed the first member of their draft class on Thursday, announcing a deal had been reached with third-round DL Akiem Hicks.
Hicks played last year for Regina (Canada), where he had 6½ sacks and was named Canada West’s Top Lineman.
Hicks began his college career at Sacramento City College before transferring to LSU, though he never played a game for LSU because of NCAA violations.
Click here for a story on Hicks’ unique path to the NFL. Here is his PFW scouting report.