Aidan Hutchinson’s quiet Lions debut is largely overreacted

The Detroit Lions needed to add blue-chip talent to a squad that severely needed it going into draft night, sitting at the number two pick.

It became apparent that the Lions were definitely interested in defensive reinforcements like Georgia’s Travon Walker or Aidan Hutchinson, who is from the area. Walker began competing with Hutchinson for the first overall pick as his draft stock continued to soar.

Given that the Lions submitted their draft card more quickly than a speeding bullet, Walker went on to be the first pick, giving them Hutchinson, who they likely wanted from the start.

Since Hutchinson and the Lions go together like peanut butter and jelly and are always ready to make quarterback sandwiches, it was a match made in heaven for both sides from the beginning.

Throughout training camp, Hutchinson lived up to expectations, and everyone was eager to see what he could do in Week 1.

Despite the fact that he just recorded one tackle on the stat sheet, Aidan Hutchinson’s quiet Lions debut some would argue that he was entirely useless.

Walker also contributed a few of forced turnovers, but those people fail to see Hutchinson’s overall contribution.

Hutchinson played 90% of the defensive snaps and was credited with three pressures, tied with John Cominsky for the team lead and second only to George Karlaftis among rookies with six pressures.

Hutchinson was unable to cross the goal line on those plays, but his presence was still felt because he seemed to be near the ball at all times.

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