Aidan Hutchinson

Aidan Hutchinson

Measurements
  • Height
    6065
  • Hand
    10 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    260lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/8
  • Speed
    4.74
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Brandon Tamres - Scout
Aidan Hutchinson
  • Overall Rank
    4
  • Position Rank
    2
  • Position
    ED
  • Age
    21.9 Years
  • Team
    MICHIGAN

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 13 15 2 3.6% 0 0 FFs
2019 13 68 10 13.3% 4.5 2 FFs
2020 3 15 0 11.8% 0 0 FFs
2021 14 62 16.5 18.4% 14 2 FFs

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Has a lean, above the line frame with outstanding height and adequate weight. Has above the line broad shoulders with adequate length. Has thick, well defined arms. Has ideal weight distribution between upper and lower body. Has an adequate thick lower body. Missed three games in 2020 with an ankle fracture that required surgery in the offseason.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Has above the line instincts; diagnoses run vs pass quickly. Shows above the line snap timing/anticipation. Displays above the line gap integrity and does an above the line job of staying in his pass rush lanes. Plays with an outstanding motor, very active as a pass rusher and when in pursuit on backside of plays. Displays above the line angles when in pursuit...Got fooled on some mesh points on read options (v Washington).

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate AA, with average twitch. Looks a little stiff at times. Has a combination of above the line explosiveness, body control, adequate speed, COD, and lateral agility. Has average overall bend with adequate bend at the knees, average hip bend, and limited ankle flexion. Has outstanding play strength that allows him to anchor at POA and set the edge...Average cornering ability due to his average bend and limited ankle flexion.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    8
Grade 6.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Hutchinson is a refined prospect both physically and mentally. He displays an above the line get off, due to above the line snap timing/anticipation and an explosive first step. Displays adequate rush angles and has an above the line pass rush plan, where he does an adequate job of manipulating OTs hips. Has a variety of pass rush moves, including clubs/swipes, and an above the line bull rush. UOH is very impressive as a pass rusher and utilizes them well with initial moves and counters. Has above the line ability as a run defender due to his outstanding play strength/heavy hands, and above the line instincts. He is quick to diagnose run and keys the ball quickly. Displays above the line hand placement on bull rushes and vs drive blocks. Against the run, he plays with adequate leverage, and maintains above the line arm extension. He has the play strength and frame to anchor. Shows above the line disengage ability with heavy hands and above the line shed timing. He also tackles with violence...Has a tendency to play too tall when rushing the passer, and sometimes false steps when in a two point stance.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    7
  • Pass Rush
    7
  • Heavy Handedness
    8
  • Point of Attack
    7
  • Disengage
    7
  • Closing Speed
    6
  • Twitch/Suddeness
    5
  • Play Temperament
    7
Grade 6.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Aidan Hutchinson is a senior at the University of Michigan who has started 30 of 43 career games. In HS, Hutchinson was a former four star product, the top ranked recruit in Michigan, and also played lacrosse in high school. His dad, Chris Hutchinson, played football at Michigan (1989-1992). Aidan was a consensus All-American in 2021 and was also a Heisman Trophy runner-up. He became the third defensive player ever to finish second in voting for the Heisman. He was also named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten DL of the Year, top lineman in the country, consensus First-Team All-Big Ten, and was an Academic All-American. Hutchinson was also voted captain by his teammates in both 2020 and 2021. Hutchinson is already very well developed and has an NFL frame who will be able to contribute immediately. He is most effective as a power rusher, who has an impressive bull rush. He also can win as a pass rusher with speed/finesse. He is stout against the run due to his play strength, heavy hands, and instincts. Hutchinson fits best as a 4-3 ED who can play standing up or with his hand in the dirt. Hutchinson projects as a day one starter who has pro bowl potential.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • 11/27/21 v OSU
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 15 pressures, 3 sacks
  • iconWorst Game
  • 12/31/21 v UGA
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Had 1 pressure and 0 sacks
Best Trait
Refined Technique/Play Strength
Pro Comparison
Less Athletic Nick Bosa