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The Detroit Lions‘ selection of Aidan Hutchinson as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft excited GM Brad Holmes, head coach Dan Campbell, and the rest of the Detroit War Room, as they had targeted him. Though some high draft picks fail to meet expectations, Hutchinson exceeded them and became one of the most productive rookies in the NFL for the 2022 season. Recently, he was named as a finalist for the Defensive Rookie of the Year award in recognition of his success.
Aidan Hutchinson reacts to being a finalist for Rookie of the Year award
After finding out he had been named as a finalist for the Rookie of the Year award, Hutchinson took to Twitter to react.
Why it Matters
Although Hutchinson struggled initially to adapt to the talent level of players in the NFL, once he became accustomed to the competition, he consistently made a significant impact on the field.
- Hutchinson was selected No. 2 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft
- He recorded more sacks than any other rookie in the NFL, with 9.5
- He intercepted three passes as a rookie