Jim Harbaugh makes case for Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson to be No. 1 overall pick in NFL Draft
Aidan Hutchinson is having an incredible year for Michigan.
The defensive end has 32 solo tackles, 12 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles in 2021. There is just one problem. Hutchinson has the chance to leave the Wolverines after this season and go to the NFL Draft if he wants to.
Hutchinson definitely has the potential to be a high draft pick. However, his head coach Jim Harbaugh believes he can be the No. 1 overall pick according to 247Sports’ Zach Shaw on Monday.
Harbaugh on Aidan Hutchinson: “If there’s a better player out there that’s draft-eligible than Aidan Hutchinson, I have yet to see them. … You’ve gotta check every single box on and off the field.”
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) November 29, 2021
The Wolverines have had some pretty solid defensive players taken in the first round in recent years. The likes of Jabrill Peppers (2017), Rashan Gary (2019), Devin Bush (2019), Cezar Ruiz (2020), and now Kwity Paye (2021) is making some noise with the Indianapolis Colts.
What team will best fit Hutchinson’s skillset? The 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 28-30.