Aidan Hutchinson’s mom Melissa Hutchinson was left in tears, as were Aidan’s sisters Aria and Mia as the Detroit Lions made the Michigan defensive end their first-round pick at No. 2 at the NFL Draft back in April.
Aria Hutchinson, who attends Michigan, has now been selected as well as she was recently named Miss Michigan USA 2022.
As far as her brother goes, Lions head coach Dan Campbell says Hutchinson is already proving why he deserved to be taken so high in this year’s draft.
“His approach is everything we thought it would be,” Campbell said. “He’s in the meeting rooms, he’s attentive, he’s wanting to learn, he’s taking it all in, he’s doing what’s asked of him. And then it’s trial by fire, like the rest of them, ‘I gotta learn from my mistakes.’ He’s been all business.”
“You can never tell for sure, but I would say this — it’s one of the reasons why we wanted to pick this guy, is his DNA says he’s going to do everything that he can to be successful,” he said. “And he’s got enough ability and enough strength, he certainly does, to go out there and help us and help us win some games. Now, when will that be? How fast will that be? I don’t know. I know this, we’re not going to put him out there until he’s ready. He’s going to have to show it to us. But we’ll see how it goes. Again, we’re Day Two into OTAs, so.”
Hutchinson’s college resume includes being the Lombardi Award winner, which goes to the nation’s top lineman, coming in second for the Heisman Trophy and recording 14 sacks in his last season.