Aidan Hutchinson is getting traction as the possible No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and he talked about possibly landing with the Lions on Tuesday.
As a season where he set Michigan’s single season record for sacks winds down, with one or two games in the College Football Playoff to go, Wolverines’ defensive end Aidan Hutchinson has gained a lot of traction as a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Apart from his supreme talent, playing collegiately in Ann Arbor and being a Michigan native bolsters the Hutchinson to the Lions angle. If Detroit lands the No. 1 overall pick in April as expected, Hutchinson will be an option and perhaps an all-around slam dunk.
Aidan Hutchinson talks about possibility of being drafted by the Lions
"on going to the Lions: I think it’d be great, to be honest with you. I’d be the hometown hero times two, you know? Never leaving Michigan, really. I really think Dan Campbell seems like a real good guy to me. … I think they have a lot of heart on that team. You know, just a couple more pieces to the puzzle and I think they can be a really good team.”"
Hutchinson isn’t going to say anything other than what he said about going to the Lions, since he can’t pick who drafts him. That said, the idea of being (and remaining, as he said) the hometown guy is probably appealing to him. And there’s certainly merit to the praise of Campbell, as the first-year head coach sets a new culture in Detroit post-Matt Patricia.