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.
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.