Detroit Lions take Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson second overall
The Detroit Lions were one of the feel-good stories of the year in the NFL. The expectations for the Lions were as low as they can possibly get, it felt like the entire league, with the exception of Minnesota Vikings fans, were celebrating when they won their first game. Former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell had his team competing in nearly every game and has given the city of Detroit hope.
Now the team needs to capitalize on their end-of-season moment. Taking Michigan Wolverine defensive end Aidan Hutchinson would be a solid addition, with no elite quarterback in this draft class and Jared Goff being serviceable enough for now.
Hutchinson was one of the best players in college football and, along with Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr., the most impactful defensive player in the country. He played his college ball in-state for the Wolverines and would likely be an instant fan favorite.
He’ll have an immediate role for a Lions team that performed better than their roster would leave you to imagine. The Lions could walk away with one of Hutchinson or Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux, or trade the pick and walk away winners. However, Hutchinson’s the pick here and the Lions walk away happy.