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Aidan Hutchinson
  • PFD Grade:1st round
  • Overall Rank:5

Aidan Hutchinson

  • Position: Edge
  • School: Michigan
  • Year: Sr.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 270
  • 40-Time: TBD
  • Vertical: TBD
  • Broad: TBD
  • 3-Cone: TBD
  • 225 Bench: TBD

Scouting Report

Aidan Hutchinson Scouting Report

6’5, 270 (EST) … consensus All-American and Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2021 … finished 2021 season with 62 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks; totaled 156 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, and 17.5 sacks in his career at Michigan … was voted team captain in 2020 and 2021 and was a Big 10 Distinguished Scholar in 2019 … a four-star high school recruit and the No. 1 recruit in the state of Michigan … Physically, Aidan Hutchinson presents as a well-built 270-pounder with weight that’s evenly distributed between his upper and lower half; his arm length is a bit concerning as his levers appear to be on the shorter end of the spectrum … Athletically, Hutchinson is an above-average mover who has the kind of quick-twitch and first-step explosion to instantly put opposing offensive tackles on skates; he’s a flexible guy who can bend the edge and change directions with relative ease; Hutchinson even displayed the ability to drop into coverage when called upon … As a pass-rusher, Hutchinson’s well-developed arsenal of pass-rush moves and his relentless motor from snap to whistle makes him a legitimate double-digit sack threat in the NFL; his hand-play is exceptional and he keeps offensive tackles guessing with his equally effective speed and power ability; Hutchinson has an effective rip and swim, too, and even when he gets caught up by an offensive lineman, he displays a fantastic ability to work through blocks and shed his opponent en route to the ball-carrier … Against the run, Hutchinson proved he can set the edge and hold up against power plays coming in his direction as effectively as he can pursue down the line of scrimmage and make a play from the backside; his motor runs hot on running plays like it does on passing plays and it allows him to stay involved in the rep even if it’s as a clean-up guy; Hutchinson’s natural power and sound technique makes him a reliable and impactful tackler who’s capable of jarring the ball free … Overall, Hutchinson is a well-rounded edge defender who has both a very high floor and a very high ceiling … At worst, he’ll be a 10-year starter who hovers around six to eight sacks per season; at best, he’ll be an All-Pro who lives in the double-digit sack zone … Hutchinson is one of the safest picks in the entire 2022 NFL Draft who warrants a selection in the early portion of Round 1.

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