Bold Predictions Continued
No. 5: Aidan Hutchinson Will Challenge Robert Porcher For Franchise Record In Single-Season Sacks
Aidan Hutchinson to the Lions was a Hollywood story that came to life at last year’s NFL Draft. After the Jaguars chose Travon Walker at No. 1 overall, the Detroit front office turned the card in so fast for Hutchinson that the league had to tell them to slow its roll.
Hutchinson, born and raised in the great state of Michigan, starred for the Wolverines at the collegiate level. He propelled the program to its first CFB Playoff berth while finishing runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.
Hutch quickly made good on the Lions’ faith in him, as he recorded 9.5 sacks in Year 1 while facing constant attention from opposing coordinators. The 265-pound freak uses powerful hands and a never-ending mean streak to work his way into the backfield, often overpowering his assignment and walking them backward.
It is a bold prediction to say Hutchinson can set a franchise record this early in his career, but if you haven’t learned by now, it’s best not to doubt the former No. 2 overall selection. Porcher’s 15 sacks are attainable, especially with the new faces playing alongside Hutchinson.