Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell beams about work of Aidan Hutchinson to open OTAs
In news that should come as no surprise to many, Aidan Hutchinson is off to a roaring start to his NFL career with his work in OTAs.
After getting passed over by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the top pick in this year’s NFL Draft, Hutchinson landed with the hometown Detroit Lions at No. 2 overall. So far, head coach Dan Campbell is more than happy with the work of his young pass-rusher.
Following practice Thursday, Campbell said Hutchinson has come to work as advertised after his career at Michigan:
“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.”
Campbell went on to say that having to go up against Detroit’s own Penei Sewell and Taylor Decker every day will be more than enough to get Hutchinson ready for the rigors of the NFL. He also praised Hutchinson’s “DNA” and ability to help the team win some games.
Dan Campbell believes Aidan Hutchinson’s daily battles against the likes of Penei Sewell and Taylor Decker this offseason should help him adapt to the next level. Hard to argue with that.
— Benjamin Raven (@BenjaminSRaven) May 26, 2022
Dan Campbell on Aidan Hutchinson: “His DNA says that he’s going to do everything that he can to be successful. And he’s got enough ability and enough strength .. to go out there and help us and help us win some games.”
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 26, 2022