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A look back at the New Orleans Saints' 2012 draft

Akiem Hicks was picked in the third round

Photos of Akiem Hicks from the 2014 season. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

The New Orleans Saints didn't have a pick in the 2012 draft until the third round when they picked defensive tackle Akiem Hicks out of Regina, a Canadian college. Hicks quickly became a key member of the Saints' defensive front. He was traded to New England in 2015.

Held April 26-28, 2012

1.            (#27) Traded to New England

3.            Akiem Hicks, dt (89)        Regina

4.            Nick Toon, wr (122)         Wisconsin

5.            Corey White, cb (162)    Samford

6.            Andrew Tiller, g (179)     Syracuse

                choice from Miami

7.            Marcel Jones, t (234)      Nebraska

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