2022 NFL Draft Prospect - DE Aidan Hutchinson


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Player Description



Name: Aidan Hutchinson Position: Defensive End

College: Michigan Uniform Number: #97

Class: Senior Height: 6-6

Weight: 265 lbs Projected Round: No. 1

 

Strengths:

  • Unquestioned leadership qualities

  • High level athlete

  • Tremendous motor

  • Good range - able to make plays downfield.

  • Reasonable football IQ

  • Has good amount of counters

  • Good hand placement

  • Well balanced speed and power

  • Gives maximum effort on each snap

  • Explosive out of his stance

  • Adept at shedding blocks

  • Physical at the point of attack

  • Excellent agility and flexibility

  • Finishes all his tackles consistently

  • Possesses a variety of pass rush maneuvers

  • Can play on the left and right edge

 


Weaknesses:


Hutchinson has a tendency to play too high out of his stance. When he keeps his pad level high, he is more likely to lose one-on-one battles. He is most effective when pass rushing outside in 7-technique; when pass rushing inside, he is not as effective and can be neutralized. His long, lean frame may work to his disadvantage against bigger offensive linemen, such as Georgia's Jamaree Sayler. For him to win these types of battles, he may need to add strength.

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