It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson out of Michigan.
The following is a complete Aidan Hutchinson NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Aidan Hutchinson NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Edge Rusher
Weight: 265 lbs
College: Michigan Wolverines
Aidan Hutchinson Stats 2021 | Michigan
Aidan Hutchinson Draft Profile
When it comes to work ethic, few in the 2022 NFL Draft class will succeed in surpassing Aidan Hutchinson. His dedication to the weight room has resulted in a superb blend of strength, explosiveness and flexibility. Hutchinson has the skill set to line up in either a three- or four-man front at the next level. From the snap of the ball, he is able to counteract the movements and blocking schemes that opponents attempt to contain him with. His inside rush move to beat blockers off the edge is both subtle and smooth. Hutchinson’s hands are another noteworthy strength. He utilizes them with both speed and purpose to help shed would-be blockers.
From a football standpoint, Hutchinson is susceptible on running downs. His instincts are purely average, and he also has a tendency to engage with blockers too long. The latter component is also a knock against his prowess as a pass-rusher. In terms of physicality, there is some concern that Hutchinson may not be capable of adding much more muscle mass and strength under the tutelage of NFL trainers. He also has below-average arm length for an edge rusher. Hutchinson lacks the kind of acceleration and burst when moving upfield that will be needed to get past athletic tackles at the NFL level.
Aidan Hutchinson Highlights
Aidan Hutchinson Draft Projection
Aidan Hutchinson is currently projected to be drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 1 overall.
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